- I have over 10 years of experience in working with dogs and cats and their complex behaviour.
- I completed an MSc in Animal Welfare, specialising in Animal Behaviour, at the University of Edinburgh and specialised in the welfare and behaviour of dogs and cats.
- I am a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)*;
- have completed an Advanced Dog Training course from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and have practiced dog training with several organisations in Edinburgh.
- In the past, I have worked as a social worker and counselor, so I have many years experience helping people and families solve problems.
I have given a TED style talk in Recife, Brazil on Assessing the Welfare of Street Dogs and Cats.
- I was honoured to present my dissertation research on assessing the welfare of shelter animals at the World Veterinary Congress (WVC) in Incheon, Korea.
*Provisional members have demonstrated that they have the appropriate level of Knowledge and Understanding for the professional role of Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB). They are now gaining the practical experience necessary to be assessed as a CAB and therefore become a full member of the APBC. The APBC supports its provisional members undertaking behaviour consultations.