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Lauren is a research fellow at Nottingham Trent University (UK) and specialises in animal behaviour and welfare, with a primary focus on the domestic cat. Her research focuses on improving our understanding of cat behaviour and welfare and the cat-human relationship. Lauren also works with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home as a specialist advisor and training provider. She has a PhD in feline welfare and behaviour from the University of Lincoln (UK) and over 10 years of experience working with cat-rehoming organisations.

Lauren is a regular invited speaker at scientific as well as applied animal welfare conferences, and is a passionate advocate for the practical application of evidence-based information, in order to maximise cat wellbeing. Lauren is a monthly columnist for UK based ‘Your Cat’ magazine and is keen to make cat welfare science relevant and accessible to all. She is author of ‘The cat personality test’; a book aimed to help cat owners better understand the behaviour and needs of their cats, in order to optimise their wellbeing and the cat-human relationship.


Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
NG25 0QF
United Kingdom

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