2003-2008 Veterinarian (University of Sassari, Italy)
2016-2019 European College Animal Welfare and Behavioral Medicine (ECAWBM)
Languages skills: Italian, English, Spanish, French
Degree: PhD (2012)
Professional experience and positions:
2018-2019 reserach fellow assistant – MTA-ELTE Comparative Research Group, Budapest, Hungary
Domestic and foreign scholarships:
2017 PURINA grant
5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
UCCHEDDU S., ALBERTINI M., PIERANTONI L., FANTINO S., PIRRONE F. Assessing behaviour and stress in two dogs during sessions of a reading- to-a-dog program for children with pervasive developmental disorders. Dog Behavior, 2018; Vol 4, No. 3.
UCCHEDDU S., MARITI C., SANNEN A., VERVAECKE H., ARNOUT H., RUFO GUTIERREZ J., GAZZANO A., HAVERBEKE A. Behavioural and cortisol responses of shelter dogs to a cognitive bias test after olfactory enrichment with essential oils. Dog Behavior. 2018; Vol 4, No 2.
UCCHEDDU S, GALLUCCI A, BRIGUGLIO P, COSSU G, PAIS M, PIRRONE F. Tail chasing in a dog with brain atrophy: a case report. Journal of veterinary behavior. Journal Veterinary Medicine. 2018; 25:52-55.
UCCHEDDU S, BODY G, WELADJI RB, HOLAND Ø, NIEMINEM M, Foraging competition in larger groups overrides the benefits of harassment avoidance during the rut in female reindeer. Oecologia 2015 179:711-718.
PINTUS E., UCCHEDDU S., ROED K.H., PEREZ GONZALEZ J., CARRANZA J., NIEMINEM M., HOLAND Ø. Flexible mating tactics and associated reproductive effort during the rutting season in male reindeer (Rangifer tarandus, L. 1758). Current Zoology 2015 61:802-810.