CV – Lisa Wallis, PhD

Place & date of birth: Bath, UK – 25. 10. 1977
Nationality: British
Education: MSc in biology

2010-2016              University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, PhD Cognitive Biology – 1

2005-2008             Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, MSc Animal Behaviour – Distinction
1997-2000              Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, BSc Honours Animal Behaviour – 2:1

Languages skills: English, French, Germany

Degree: PhD (2016)

Professional experience and positions:
2016 –                  Research assistant – ELTE Department of Ethology

2016                     Postdoctoral Researcher – University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
2014 – 2015         Research Assistant – University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
2010 – 2013         Research Assistant – University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Teaching experience
2016    Canine Behaviour and Cognition Course (University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria)

Supervision of 2011 and 2012 Practicums “Learning in a social interspecific communication task; is there an age effect in dogs?” Darlene Sorbus, Manuel Kemethofer, & Elisabeth Weichselbaum;

2012 and 2014 Practicum, “The effect of aging on executive function in a size discrimination and reversal learning task in dogs” Caroline Ritter, Rebecca Ringbauer, & Vanesa Ruhdorfer;

2015 Practicum, “ Inference by exclusion in domestic dogs” Carmen Schwarzl.

Masters students: Teresa Schmidjell, Julia Schoesswender, Claudia Rosam, and Jenny Bentlage.
PhD student: Durga Chapagain

Professional awards and recognition:
2014                    Best student oral presentation at ISAZ 2014;

2014                   University of Vienna PhD completion grant for Life Sciences

5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
Wallis, L., Range, F., Müller, C., Serisier, S., Huber, L., Virányi Z. 2014. Lifespan development of attentiveness in domestic dogs. Frontiers in Comparative Psychology, 5: 71.

Wallis, L., Range, F., Müller, C., Serisier, S., Huber, L., Virányi, Z. 2015. Training for eye contact modulates gaze following in dogs. Animal Behaviour, 106: 27–35. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.04.020

Wallis, L., Virány,i Z., Müller, C., Serisier, S., Huber, L., Range, F. 2016. Aging effects on discrimination learning, logical reasoning and memory in pet dogs. AGE, 38: 6.