Place & date of birth: Bath, UK – 25. 10. 1977
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
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.