Researchers at the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, are inviting cat owners to take part in groundbreaking research. 

Due to the enigmatic nature of this species, detecting pain in cats reliably is inherently challenging, limiting our capacity to be able to quickly and efficiently treat cats in need.

The Understanding Cat Pain Project is working to better understand and improve on our ability to detect some of the subtle signs of pain expression in cats.

The project, involving the School of Life Sciences’ Dr Lauren Finka and Prof Daniel Mills, aims to collect data on people’s ability to identify whether a cat is in pain or not, based on their facial expression.

If you would like to participate, please complete the following training task and quiz online.