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 Expert  727935

Expert in Online Education, E-learning, Conservation Biology, Ethics, Ethology, Zoology, Brazil


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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has an extensive record in education and professional training. Since 1987 She has delivered under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development courses in higher education and professional institutions in several countries, (Portugal, Denmark, Italy, UK and Brazil) on subjects ranging from general biology, zoology, conservation, animal behaviour, animal welfare, bioethics and critical thinking. She runs a company delivering online courses in these fields.

The professional courses are designed for those working in NGOs with a focus on conservation and animal welfare issues, university lecturers aiming expand their know-how in new areas of knowledge, and entrepreneurs with an interest in sustainable development and ethical investment.

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adult education

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animal

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animal behavior

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animal housing

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animal psychology

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animal research

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animal science

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animal study

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anthropology

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applied science

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behavior

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behavioral problem

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behavioral science

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bioethics

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biological species

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biology

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carnivore

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cognitive psychology

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computer-assisted instruction

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courseware

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ecology

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hormone

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invertebrate zoology

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steroid hormone

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taxonomy

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vertebrate

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vertebrate zoology

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wildlife

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wildlife studies

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zoology

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primate


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   PhD   Behaviuoral Ecology   University of Aarhus, Denmark  
1994   MPhil   Freshwater Ecology   University of Aarhus, Denmark  
1998   MSc   Biology   University of Lisbon, Portugal  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2004 to 2010

 

Cambridge e-Learning Institute

 


 

Managing Director

 

2009 to 2010

 

Association for Science Education

 


 

Project Manager

 

2007 to 2010

 

University of Cambridge

 

Biological Anthropology

 

Research Associate

 

1999 to 2007

 

University of Cambridge

 

Clinical Veterinary Medicine

 

Research Associate

 

1996 to 1999

 

University of Oxford

 

Zoology

 

Post-Doctoral Researcher

 

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(Undisclosed University)

 


 

Senior Lecturer

 

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(Undisclosed University)

 


 

Senior Lecturer

 

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(Undisclosed University)

 

Life Sciences

 

Senior Lecturer

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member of the Institute of Biology (UK)

Licenses/Certifications

NVQ Certificate in Management, Level 3: Exemplas, University of Hertfordshire.

Cambridge University Languages Centre: French Level II, University of Cambridge.

Teaching Qualification in Biology, Ecology and Geology.

2003 Post-Graduate Certificate in Management Skills, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

2003 Post-Graduate Certificate in Online Education and Training, Institute of Education, University of London.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

She has published articles and book chapters on topics concerning animal welfare and training.


Consulting Services:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1988 to 1996   Denmark   Was resident in Denamrk and studied for a MPhil and a PhD
1994 to 1995   Norway   PhD research
1996 to 2010   United Kingdom   Resident
2000 to 2010   Brazil   Visit the country for a month twice a year to deliver courses and training.
1958 to 1988   Portugal   Born in the country and studied for an MSc. Was a science teacher in several state secondary schools for 7 years. Left the country to live in Denmark.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Portuguese   Mother tongue. Very good. Teach Portuguese as a foreign language.
English   Fluent
Danish   Fluent
Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian   Good understanding of spoken and written language. Speaks almost fluently after two weeks in the countries to refresh memory.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

COURSES: 2010 Critical Thinking for the Life Sciences University of Cambridge Introduction to Animal Behaviour ISALQ-USP. Piracicaba. Brasil Ethology and Animal Welfare in Captive Wild Animals Encontro Internacional Sobre Silvestres. WSPA. Jundiaí. Brasil Critical Thinking and Animal Ethics. WSPA training course. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil

2009 Introduction to Behavioural Ecology. Bioethicus. Botucatu Critical Thinking and Animal Ethics. Faculty of Veterinary. University of Brasilia. Brazil Animal Ethics for Vets Brazilian Society of Veterinary Medicine. São Paulo. Brazil.

2008 Animal Behaviour as Indicator of Welfare in Zoos. XXXIII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Zoos. University of Sorocaba. SP Brazil

2007 Critical Thinking and Animal Ethics a course for professionals working with animals. UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil USP. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo. Brazil

Animal Welfare A 40hr course for post-graduated and university lecturers.UNESP, Jaboticabal, Brazil.

2006 Critical Thinking and Animal Ethics A 40hr course for post-graduated and university lecturers Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. Juiz de Fora. Brazil UNESP, Jaboticabal, Brazil

Animal Ethics and Animal Welfare St Catherine's College. A course to prepare candidates for the RCVS Certificate in Animal Welfare.

2005 Critical Thinking and Animal Ethics A 50hr course for post-graduated and university lecturers, UNESP, Jaboticabal, Brazil. Animal Ethics and Animal Welfare St Catherine's College. A course to prepare candidates for the RCVS Certificate in Animal Welfare. Certificate in Animal Welfare (Online and distance learning 2005)-CEI

2004 Introduction to Zoology A 48hr training course. Etologisk Institut, Slagelse, Denmark. Introduction to Animal Welfare A two-day training course for animal behaviour counselors. Etologisk Institut, Slagelse, Denmark. Ethics in Animal Welfare Instituto Zooprofilatico, Teramo, Italy. Certificate in Animal Welfare (Online and distance learning-2004)

2003 Animal Welfare & Behaviour A 48hr course for animal behaviour counselors. Etologisk Institut, Slagelse, Denmark. Introduction to Animal Welfare A 25hr course training for professionals organized in partnership with CUAWIC and the British Council. Lisbon, Portugal. (4-8 April) Certificate in Animal Welfare (2003) (Online)

2000 What is Animal Welfare? A 50hr post-graduate course. Universidade Estadual de S.Paulo, Brazil.

TALKS

2010 Animal Welfare and Ethology in Conservation Encontro Internacional Sobre Silvestres. WSPA. Jundiai.

2009 Can biology explain religion? Part 1: Norms and the evolution of morality Cambridge University Atheist and Agnostic Society. The Cambridge Union.

2008 Zoos, Animal Welfare and Conservation XXIII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Zoos. University of Sorocaba. Brazil

2007 The Role of Zoos in Conservation III International Forum in Bioethics. 5-7 Oct. UNESP Botucatu. Brasil

2006 The evolution of Morality. From genes to man.Wolfson College. University of Cambridge.

The Evolution of Moral Behaviour.XXIV Annual Meeting in Ethology.2-5 November- University of Brasilia. Brazil

Online Education on Animal Welfare. WSPA International on Animal Welfare. 15-19 Oct. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil

Conservation and Animal Welfare, an ethical dilemma. Conservation and Animal Welfare International Conference. Lisbon. 29-31 Jun

Designing online courses in animal welfare and animal ethics: results from a personal experience.ASAB Spring meeting Nottingham. 29-31 Mar

Online education in animal welfare. A worldwide experience (poster). Quality of Life: the heart of the matter. The Royal Society. London. 13-14 Sep.

2005 Evolution and Animal Ethics. XXII International Conference of the Brazilian Society of Ethology, UNESP, Assis, Brazil.

The role of the veterinary surgeon in the promotion of animal welfare ARCA-Brazil, S. Paulo, Bra

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Outsourcing suppliers and locating vendors are functions undertaken as executive director of this e-learning institute. Outsorcing suppliers in information technology, server management, provision of virtual learning environments, academic manuals and tutors.

Other Skills and Services

Integrated a think-tank to discuss legislation on Animal Welfare for the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Provision of consultancy on environmental enrichement for animals kept in captivity to several wildlife shelters in Brazil.

Laboratory Expertise:

PCR, Electrophoresis in Agarose and Polyacrilamide Gels, Fluorescence Genotyping for MHC and Microsatellites. ELISA;

Taxonomic identification of freshwater invertebrates and use of several biological indexes for determination of organic pollution. Chemical analysis of water;

Taxonomic identification of moulds and pathogenic fungi. Determination of aflatoxin content in food. Microscopy and Histological techniques in animal organs;

Information Technology:

Sound knowledge of Mac and PC operating systems and common software packages for office, statistics, creative and management use including image and video editing, design/development of databases (FileMaker Pro), experience of working with web-based applications and webpage design plus experience with client/server applications.


 

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