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2020. Associate Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, City University of Hong Kong.


2017. Reader (Associate Professor) of Animal Behaviour, Dept of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton.

2013. Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour, Biological and Experimental Psychology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London.

2011. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

2008. Lecturer in Animal Behaviour, Biological and Experimental Psychology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 

Queen Mary, University of London.

2006 – 2008. Associate Lecturer, School of Biology, University of Nottingham.

1999 – 2005.  Research Fellow, Zoological Institute, University of Zurich.

1997 – 1999. Postdoctoral Research, Dept. of Zoology, University College Dublin.


PGCAP (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice). 2011. 
Queen Mary, University of London

PhD. 1997. University College Dublin.

BSc. 1992. Zoology. University College Cork.

Additional Academic Information

Current Main Admin Roles:

Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Animal Ethics Sub-Committee.

Bachelor of Vetrinary Medicine (BVM) Year 3 Leader. 

Staffing Committee.


Journal Editor:

PeerJ - the Journal of Life & Environment.

Research Ethics.

CABI Animal Behaviour and Welfare Cases. 

Animal Behaviour (2014 - 2017)


Editorial Board: Animal Sentience. 


Grant reviewer: NERC (Member of Peer Review College), BBSRC, Royal Society, Romanian National Council for Scientific Research, Czech Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, University of Vienna.


Journal reviewer: Acta Theriologica, Advances in the Study of Behavior, American Naturalist, Animal Behaviour, Animal Cognition, Animal Conservation, Animal Welfare, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behaviour, Behavioural Processes, Bioacoustics, Biology Letters, BMC Biology, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Current Biology, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Ethology, Evolution, Frontiers in Zoology, Functional Ecology, Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Ethology, Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of Zoology, Mammalia, Mammal Review, Nature Communications, Naturwissenschaften, Oecologia, Oikos, PLOS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Royal Society Open Science, Quarterly Review of Biology, Wildlife Biology.


Memberships: Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), Animal Welfare Research Network, IUCN Deer Specialist Group.


Invited talks: Universities of Zurich, Fribourg, Bern (Switzerland), Vienna, Bielefeld (Germany), Laval (Canada), Macquarie University (Australia), Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (Portugal), Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Germany), Zoology Society of London (UK), Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), Imperial College London, University College Cork (Ireland), University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Newcastle University, University of Roehampton, University of Aberystwyth, University of Chester, Autonomous University of Barcelona, World Animal Protection (WAP), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), Goat Veterinary Society.


PhD External Examiner: University of Laval (Canada), 2008; University of Neuchatel (Switzerland), 2009; University of Sussex (UK), 2009; University of Paris South (France), 2010; University College Cork (Ireland), 2012; University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), 2013; Nottingham Trent University (UK), 2013; Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Oslo), 2014; University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa),

2015; Queens University Belfast (UK) 2017; University of St. Andrews (UK), 2017; Tel Aviv University 2019; University of Liverpool 2021; Anglia Ruskin University (UK) 2021;.

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