Sarah Ellis is our Head of Cat Mental Wellbeing and Behaviour
Sarah is our Lead for Cat Mental Wellbeing and Behaviour within the Cat Welfare Team. She provides cat mental wellbeing and behaviour, and human behaviour change expertise and leadership across the charity.
Sarah’s interests span the behaviour and welfare of the domestic cat. She has a BSc in Zoology and Psychology from the University of Bristol (UK), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton (UK) and a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast (UK) which focussed on improving the welfare of cats housed in homing centres.
Before joining iCatCare, Sarah spent eight years at the University of Lincoln (UK) as a post-doctoral research scientist working on numerous projects involving animal welfare assessment and furthering our understanding of cat behaviour and the cat-human relationship.
Sarah very much enjoys translating feline behaviour and welfare science to help people help cats across the globe. She has had numerous radio and TV appearances, covering many aspects of feline behaviour and welfare, lectures internationally and is the co-author of NY Times Best-Selling book ‘The Trainable Cat’ and several peer-reviewed scientific papers and published guidelines.