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Principal Investigator: Laetitia Nunny

I am a passionate animal welfare researcher and advocate with a particular interest in marine mammals. I have an MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law from the University of Edinburgh and I have collaborated with the Humane Society International, OceanCare, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Submon, and the Animal Welfare Institute.

Recent work areas have included looking at ‘out of habitat’ marine mammals and how we can manage them, how light pollution impacts migratory species, how cetaceans are impacted by climate change, and animal welfare issues surrounding predator control of carnivores such as wolves, bears, lynx and seals. Other topics that I’ve worked on include the welfare of seals killed under licence in Scotland, seal welfare throughout Europe, animal sentience as a key issue in marine mammal science and policy in Europe, bottlenose dolphin welfare in captivity, solitary-sociable dolphins and how marine debris impacts cetaceans.

I am a skilled literature reviewer and writer and I would like to continue using my investigative skills to write about marine mammal welfare. I am also open to researching welfare topics related to other taxa and, therefore, widening my field of expertise.

I look forward to working with you on an animal welfare project in the near future.

Seal photo: Pascal Mauerhofer on Unsplash