Dr Mark Prescott

Position

Director of Policy and Outreach

LinkedIn

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/mark-prescott/9/619/737

Email address

mark.prescott@nc3rs.org.uk


Mark leads the Policy and Outreach Group, providing strategic oversight of our relationships with other research funders and the academic community (including our regional staff), peer review and advice service, and programmes on animal welfare and experimental design. He ensures that the NC3Rs has a long-term, coordinated, impact-driven and sustainable strategy for supporting changes in 3Rs policy and practice.

View Mark's Office-led projects

PA: Kayleigh Purdon

Other programmes of work

3Rs peer review and advice service to the UK's major funding bodies
Welfare of non-human primates

External roles

NC3Rs publications

Hawkins P, McBride A, Paiba G, Rose R, Prescott MJ, Mulley J, Izzard S, Ridley D, Melotti L, Kappel S, Hubrecht R (submitted). Report of the 2017 RSPCA/UFAW Rodent and Rabbit Welfare Group. Animal Technology and Welfare

Vermeire T, Badin RA, Langermans J, Prescott MJ (2017) Editorial to "Use of nonhuman primate disease models". Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models 23: 1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ddmod.2018.03.002

Prescott MJ, Langermans JA, Ragan I (2017) Applying the 3Rs to non-human primate research: barriers and solutions. Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models 23: 51-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ddmod.2017.11.001

Prescott MJ. Using primates in captivity: research, conservation and education. In: Robinson LM, Weiss A (Eds.) Welfare of Nonhuman Primates. New York: Springer. (in press)

Prescott MJ (2017) NC3Rs Guidelines: Non-human primate accommodation, care and use. London: NC3Rs.

McMillan J, Bloomsmith MA, Prescott MJ (2017) An international survey of approaches to chair restraint of nonhuman primates. Comparative Medicine 67(5): 1-10.

Vermeire T, Epstein M, Badin RA, Flecknell PA, Hoet P, Hudson-Shore M, Jones D, Krätke R, Langermans J, Prescott MJ, Simonnard A, Testai E (2017) Final opinion on the need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices (update 2017). Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER), European Commission: Brussels. 

Prescott MJ (2017) The Three Rs. In: Fuentes A (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. doi: 10.1002/9781119179313

Prescott MJ, Lidster K (2017) Improving quality of science through better animal welfare: the NC3Rs strategy. Lab Animal 46(4):152-156. doi: 10.1038/laban.1217

Lidster L, Readman GD, Prescott MJ, Owen SF (2017) International survey on the use and welfare of zebrafish Danio rerio in research. Journal of Fish Biology 90(5): 1891-1905. doi:10.1111/jfb.13278

Hawkins P, Prescott MJ, Carbone L, Dennison N, Johnson C, Makowska J, Marquardt N, Readman G, Weary DM, Golledge HDR (2016) A good death?: Report of the second Newcastle meeting on laboratory animal euthanasia. Animals 6(9): 50 doi:10.3390/ani6090050 

Prescott MJ (2016) Online resources for improving the care and use of non-human primates in research. Primate Biology 3: 33-40. doi:10.5194/pb-3-33-2016 

Lidster L, Jefferys JG, Blümcke I,Crunelli V, Flecknell P, Frenguelli BG, Gray WP, Kaminski R, Pitkänen A, Ragan I, Shah M, Simonato M, Trevelyan A, Volk H, Walker M, Yates N, Prescott MJ (2015) Opportunities for improving animal welfare in rodent models of epilepsy and seizures. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 260: 2-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.09.007

Graham ML, Prescott MJ (2015) The multifactorial role of the 3Rs in shifting the harm‐benefit analysis in animal models of disease. European Journal of Pharmacology 759: 19-29. doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2015.03.040 

Chapman K, Bayne K, Couch J, Decelle T, Finch L, de Haan L, Koban T, Fris Mikkelsen L, Muller W, Palmer H, Prescott MJ (2015) Opportunities for implementing the 3Rs in drug development and safety assessment studies using nonhuman primates. In: J Bluemel, S Korte, E Schenck, G Weinbauer (Eds.), The Nonhuman Primate in Drug Development and Safety Assessment. Massachusetts: Elsevier. ISBN: 9780124171442 

Prescott MJ (2013) Talking with the animals. Laboratory News, 18 March 2013, 35-37.

Prescott MJ, Nixon ME, Farningham DAH, Naiken S, Griffiths M-A. (2012) Laboratory macaques: when to wean? Applied Animal Behaviour Science 137: 194-207. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2011.11.001

Prescott MJ, Brown VJ, Flecknell PA, Garrod K,  Lemon RN, Parker AJ, Ryder K, Wolfram Schultz, Scott L, Watson J, Whitfield L. (2012) Response to Westlund's commentary: 'Can conditioned reinforcers and variable-ratio schedules make food- and fluid control redundant?' Journal of Neuroscience Methods 204: 206-209. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.08.038

Prescott MJ (2012) Changling the face of primate neuroscience. BNA Bulletin 66, 10.

Bateson P, Johansen-Berg H, Jones DK, Keverne EB, Matthews PM, Milner ADM, Prescott MJ, Ragan I, Shattock R, Strauss J, Peck H (2011) Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates: Report of a panel chaired by Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS. London: BBSRC/MRC/NC3Rs/Wellcome Trust.

Prescott MJ (2010) Ethics of primate use. Advances in Science and Research 5: 11-22. doi:10.5194/asr-5-11-2010

Ellegaard L, Cunningham A, Edwards S, Grand N, Nevalainen T, Prescott MJ, Schuurman T. (2010). Welfare of the minipig with special reference to use in regulatory toxicology. Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods 62(3): 167-183. doi:10.1016/j.vascn.2010.05.006

Prescott MJ, Brown VJ, Flecknell PA, Gaffan D, Garrod K, Lemon RN, Parker AJ, Ryder K, Schultz W, Scott L, Watson J, Whitfield L, (2010) Refinement of the use of food and fluid control as motivational tools for macaques used in behavioural neuroscience research: Report of a working group of the NC3Rs. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 193: 167-188. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2010.09.003

Jennings M & Prescott MJ (eds.) Joint Working Group on Refinement (2009) Refinements in husbandry, care and common procedures for non-human primates. Laboratory Animals 43(S1): 1-47. doi:10.1258/la.2008.007143

Prescott MJ, Buchanan-Smith HM (2007) Training laboratory-housed non-human primates, Part 1: A UK survey. Animal Welfare 16: 21-26. ISSN 0962-7286 

McCann C, Buchanan-Smith HM, Farmer K, Fitch-Snyder H, Jones-Engel L, Prescott MJ, Taylor S (2007) IPS International Guidelines for the Acquisition, Care and Breeding of Non-Human Primates, 2nd Edition. Captive Care Committee, International Primatological Society

Prescott MJ (2006) NC3Rs Guidelines: Primate accommodation, care and use. London: NC3Rs.

Prescott MJ (2006) Finding new homes for ex-laboratory and surplus zoo primates. Laboratory Primate Newsletter 45: 5-8. 

Prescott MJ (2006) Primate sensory capabilities and communications signals: Implications for care and use in the laboratory. London: NC3Rs.

Prescott MJ, Bowell VA, Buchanan-Smith HM (2005) Training laboratory-housed non-human primates, Part 2: Resources for developing and implementing training programmes. Animal Technology and Welfare 4: 133-148.

Buchanan-Smith HM, Rennie AE, Vitale A, Pollo S, Prescott MJ, Morton DB. (2005) Harmonising the definition of refinement. Animal Welfare 14(4): 379-384. ISSN 0962-7286 

Swallow J, Anderson D, Buckwell AC, Harris T, Hawkins P (Eds.), Kirkwood J, Lomas M, Peters A, Prescott MJ, Owen S, Quest R, Sutcliffe R, Thompson K.(2005) Guidance for the transport of laboratory animals. Laboratory Animals 39: 1-39. doi:10.1258/0023677052886493

For additional publications pre-NC3Rs on the behaviour and welfare of non-human primates (captivity and field), dogs and other species, see Mark's ResearchGate profile

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Qualifications

PhD, Psychology
The University of Stirling, 1995–1999
Social learning in mixed-species troops of Saguinus fuscicollis and Saguinus labiatus: tests of foraging benefit hypotheses in captivity.

BSc Hons, Zoology
The University of Edinburgh, 1991–1995