Faith A. Burden

Job title
Director, Research & Operational Support
Research & Operations
The Donkey Sanctuary
Contributor profile

Faith has worked for The Donkey Sanctuary since 2004 and has expanded and developed research programmes and technical support services. The author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles, she is a globally recognised expert on the health and welfare of donkeys and mules. She leads our research and operational support team which provides technical guidance and support to donkeys globally, and works to increase our knowledge of these wonderful animals.

She has a PhD in infectious diseases, and has been responsible for revolutionising the way in which our donkeys are managed. Faith has worked with commercial feed companies to design and produce donkey-friendly products, and alongside care providers to implement positive changes based on cutting edge science.

Journal articles


Investigation of asinine pulmonary fibrosis (Completed 31 December 2015)
Pain recognition in donkeys (Completed 8 April 2011)