Studies

  • 1999-2008: Psychology (Diploma)
  • 2012-2014: Masterstudy Interdisciplinary Master in Human-Animal-Interactions, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna – Thesis: “On the human side of animal experiments”
  • since 2017: Slavonic (Russian) Studies (Bachelor)
  • since 2017: German teacher (adult education)

Workshops

  • 25th – 27th March 2013: Ouwehands Dierenpark Zoo Rhenen: Zoo Animal Welfare Workshop – incl. poster presentation and short oral presentation on bambooforelephants
  • 24th – 28th May 2013: VetMed Uni Vienna: A seminar on animal behaviour, cognition and training with DVM Sophia Yin
  • 12. June 2014: Royal Canin Kittencollege

Compulsory Lectures

  • Summerterm 2009: Subjektive Attraktivität von Zootieren am Beispiel des Zweifinger-Faultiers (Choloepus didactylus), des Beulenkrokodils (Crocdylus moreletii), des Panzernashorns (Rhinoceros unicornis), des Großen Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) und des Piranhas (Pygocentrus nattereri) aus Sicht von BesucherInnen im Tiergarten Schönbrunn (practical course on zoo animal behaviour at Zoo Vienna)
  • Summerterm 2010: Bedeutung zoologischer Gärten für die Erhaltung gefährdeter Tierarten – Praxisbezogene Analyse der historischen Entwicklung und Vorgangsweise in aktuellen Programmen (lecture)
  • Winterterm 2010/2011: Vocal communication in African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) (projectwork at Zoo Vienna)
  • Summerterm 2012: Grundlagen zeitgemäßer Zootierhaltung (lecture)
  • Winterterm 2013/2014: Bio- und Forschungsethik (lecture)

Seminar paper / Presentation

  • “Babaty” – The single husbandry of an Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) at RIO Safari Elche, Spain (Oral part of the Module Exam in Ethics of the Human-Animal Interactions, winterterm 2012/2013)
  • The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare assessed on Elephant Husbandry (Essay, Current Debates in Applied Animal Ethics, summerterm 2013)
  • Effect of Human-Animal Interactions and Human-Animal-Relationship on the Welfare of Zoo Animals (HAR II: Importance for Animal and Human Welfare, summerterm 2013)
  • Trophy Hunting (Essay, Practical Course on Ethics and Human-Animal Studies, winterterm 2013/2014)
  • Effects of Priming on Contagious Yawning in Domestic Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) (projectwork at the Clever Dog Lab at the VetMed, winterterm 2013/2014)
  • Presentation on Personality Ratings and Cortisol to characterize individual differences in African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) (Journal Club Comparative Medicine, winterterm 2013/2014)
  • Rauchgasintoxikation nach Gebräudebränden (Medizinische Grundlagen für Biologen 1, winterterm 2013/2014)

Symposium

  • 23th November 2012:  “Hunde im Dienst von Menschen mit besonderen Bedürfnissen”. University of Vienna
  • 23th May 2013: “How can we improve animal welfare in captivity? Animal training as a tool in animal husbandry and science” by Sabrina Brando. VetMed Uni Vienna
  • 19th October 2013: “Erste Hilfe für Pferde – 3. Pferde-Symposium der Vetmeduni Vienna”, VetMed Uni Vienna
  • 18th March 2014: Informationsveranstaltung der Ethik- und Tierschutzkommission (ETK) mit anschließender Präsentation des Handbuchs “Wissenschaftliche Verantwortung im Tierversuch. Ein Handbuch für die Praxis”, VetMed Uni Vienna
  • 9th April 2014: Informationsveranstaltung der Ethikkommission der MedUni Vienna, “Muss das denn die Ethik wissen? Rolle und Funktion der Ethikkommission an der MedUni Wien”, MedUni Vienna
  • 18th October 2014: “Wenn Pferde älter werden – 4. Pferde-Symposium der Vetmeduni Vienna”, VetMed Uni Vienna

Miscellaneous

  • 2013: Volunteer at Zoo Vienna
  • 2014-2016: Volunteer at Jane Goodall Institute – Austria
  • 2014: Student Member of the Curriculum Commission at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
  • 15th April 2014: Student Member of the commissions for the IMHAI aptitude test for upcoming students