2005 – 2008
PhD. Behavioural Biology. University of Paris North, France
2003 – 2005
MSc. Behavioural Biology. University of Paris North, France
2000 – 2003
BSc. Biology. University of Paris South, France
2019 – Present
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 – 2019
Senior Scientist, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2013 – 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher/fellow, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2009 – 2012
Postdoctoral Research fellow, Queen Mary University of London, UK
2017 – Present
Course leader: MSc Social Behaviour and Communication; MSc Pig Science; BSc Animal Housing and Behaviour; MSc Methods for studying vocal expression of emotions
University of Copenhagen, Denmark; ETH Zürich, Switzerland; University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
2014 – Present
Lecturer/contributor: MSc Conservation Biology; MSc Evolutionary Ecology; BSc Population Biology; MSc Pig Science; MSc Ruminant Science; BSc Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare; MSc Training Course in Research Groups; MSc Forum: Livestock in the World Food System; BSc Scientific Writing in Agricultural Science; MSc Practical Course in Applied Ethology; BSc Excursions for Agricultural Sciences students; PhD course on animal emotions organised by the ISAE; PhD course “BioAcoustics Winter School”; MSc course “Affective Science” (lecture on vocal expression of emotions)
University of Copenhagen, Denmark; ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Wageningen University, Netherlands; Université Jean Monnet, France; University of Geneva, Switzerland
2009 – 2020
Lecturer: BSc Developments in Animal Science; BSc Behavioural Ecology; BSc Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour; BSc Evolution and Behaviour
Hartpury College, University of Nottingham, and Queen Mary University of London, UK
Qualifications: Foundations of Teaching and Learning (ETH Zürich, 2019); Supervision of PhD students (University of Copenhagen, 2019); Introduction to University Pedagogy (University of Copenhagen, 2020); University Pedagogy (University of Copenhagen, 2021)
2021 – 2024
Carlsberg Young Researcher Fellowship (DKK 4’946’947). Vocal communication and group movement dynamics.
2022 – 2023
Carlsberg field trip (DKK 145’200, research grant). Bryde’s whale foraging behaviour, habitat use and acoustics: a living platform to understand anthropogenic impacts on marine wildlife.
2021 – 2023
Animal Protection Denmark (DKK 250’000, research grant to Malene Friis Hansen under my supervision). Effects of live trade on the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) before and during a pandemic.
2021 – 2023
QATO Fonden (DKK 100’000, research grant to Jacopo di Clemente under my supervision). Bryde’s whale foraging behaviour, habitat use and acoustic patterns: a living platform to understand anthropogenic impacts on marine wildlife in South-eastern Brazil.
2020 – 2023
Swiss National Science Foundation (CHF 136’500, research grant). Vocal production in horses: structures and implications.
2019 – 2023
China Scholarship Council (DKK 504’000, PhD scholarship to Xie Bing under my supervision). Relationship between vocal communication and social networks: the case of the plains zebra (Equus quagga).
2021 – 2022
Martha og Paul Kerrn-Jespersens Fond (DKK 100’000, research grant). Isoleringsmateriale som barriere mod indtrængen af små gnavere.
2020 – 2022
Carlsberg Research Infrastructure (DKK 73’200). Relationship between vocal communication and social networks: the case of the plains zebra Equus quagga.
2016 – 2020
EU Era-Net ANIHWA (CHF 21’100, research grant). Toward a tool for farmers to evaluate welfare states of pigs: measuring vocal indicators of emotions.
2014 – 2016
Conacyt ($ 48’000, postdoctoral fellowship to Monica Padilla de la Torre under my supervision). Vocal expression of emotions in bovid: encoding and decoding.
2013 – 2017
Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship, Ambizione (CHF 540’500, PI fellowship including funding for a PhD student). Vocal expression of emotions in mammals: encoding, decoding and human-animal perception.
Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (CHF 26’200, research grant). Using vocalisations and cognitive bias to assess emotions, temperament and welfare in domestic goats (Capra hircus).
2010 – 2012
Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Researchers (CHF 102’700, postdoctoral fellowship). Using vocalisations and cognitive bias to assess emotions, temperament and welfare in domestic goats (Capra hircus).
2009 – 2010
Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Prospective Researchers (CHF 65’000, postdoctoral fellowship). Mother-offspring vocal communication in goats (Capra hircus).
Martha og Paul Kerrn-Jespersens Fond and Aase og Ejnar Danielsens Fond (DKK 55’700, research grant). Adfærdsreaktion hos mus over for isolerings-materiale af genanvendt glasfibermateriale.
2005 – 2008
French Minister of Research and Technologies Fellowship (€ 46’800, PhD fellowship). Codage de l’identité de groupe et de l’identité individuelle chez une espèce d’oiseau à chant complexe: l’alouette des champs (Alauda arvensis).
2021 – Present
Technical committee in bioacoustics: Danish Acoustical Society.
2020 – Present
Present International Steering Committee: Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots.
2019 – Present
Council Representative: Danish representative for the International Council of Ethology.
2010 – Present
Scientific Journal Editorial Board: Scientific Reports (Editor, 2016-2019); Animal Behaviour (Consulting Editor, 2014-2019; Editor, 2019-2022); Frontiers in Veterinary Science: Animal Behavior and Welfare (Editor, 2017-Present); Animals: Ecology and Conservation (Editor, 2019-2021); Journal of Zoology (Consulting Editor, 2010-2018).
2017 – Present
Grant panel: EU Era-Net CORE ORGANIC Cofund; Organic RDD 4 (ICROFS); WWTF Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators; Doctoral Programmes of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
2009 – Present
Paper Reviewer: Science; Progress in Neurobiology; Current Biology; PLoS Biology; American Naturalist; Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews; BMC Biology; Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Royal Society Open Science; PLoS ONE; Animal Behaviour; Hormones and Behavior; Journal of Experimental Biology; and 28 other journals.
2012 – Present
Grant Reviewer: Leverhulme Trust; BBSRC; NERC; Marsden Fund; National Science Center Poland; Israel Science Foundation; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Hungarian National Research Development and Innovation Office.
2016 – Present
Conference Reviewer: International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE); Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR).
2013 – Present
PhD external examiner: 8 PhD theses (University of Zürich, University of La Laguna, Université Jean Monnet x 2, University of Adelaide, The University of Queensland x 2, Lund University).