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Naïma graduated from the Veterinary School of Alfort (France) in 2004, Naïma continued her studies by carrying out an internship in equine clinical science for a year, then went into clinical practice. After four years of practice (first in horses, then in small companion animals), she decided to specialise in animal behaviour and welfare and carried out a Master of Fundamental and Compared Ethology at the University of Paris XIII, France. This was followed by a PhD in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Lincoln (UK), focused on the cat and the relationship between free roaming and confinement of cats in society, and using methods related to measuring the animal’s emotional state in order to assess its welfare. She graduated in 2016 and continued as a research assistant at the University of Lincoln (UK). From June 2017 to September 2021, Naïma worked at a research institute in France, focussed on improving animal welfare, including cats, through the use of semiochemical signals. Naïma is passionate about animal welfare and especially cats. Her work involves finding practical and feasible ways to improve the daily quality of life of animals and the human-animal relationship by carrying out research and sharing knowledge with a large audience. She lives with three cats and a horse.

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