I have a bachelor degree in Biology by the Ethology and Animal Welfare program at SLU where my bachelor theses involved coping strategies in cats at a cattery. My masters degree was through Linköping University and the program Applied ethology and Animal Biology. I did my masters thesis within a larger research project at SLU together with Linda Keeling and Daiana de Oliveira where the usage of mechanical brushes could reflect cows’ affective states.
As a research assistant, I have been involved in multiple research projects with both focus on aspects of negative and positive welfare.
These are some of the projects I have been involved in:
- Using body language to assess emotional states in dairy cows
- The effect of transport cage size on the welfare of working dogs
In my PhD project, that begun in 2017, I will explore the effect of the early environment on laying hens abilities to cope with challenges and to take opportunities. Read more about this project here:
- Preparing for the challenges and opportunities of life: effects on early experience on adaptive plasticity in laying hens