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                          Waiblinger, Susanne, Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.ECAWBM (AWSEL)
Institute of Animal Welfare Science

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Curr. Vitae

2016 Veterinary Specialist in Ethology, Bavarian Chamber of Veterinarians
2015 Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine, subspeciality Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law
2010 Invited three-month research for the study „Short term effects of a single adverse event on practical animal welfare indicators“ at Dairy NZ, Hamilton, New Zealand
2004 Habilitation in Applied Ethology, Animal Husbandry and Welfare; Associate professor at the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare, Vetmeduni Vienna
1998 Specialisation in Animal Husbandry and Welfare, Austrian Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons
1997 Institute of Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare of Vetmeduni Vienna, Assistant professor or, from 2004, associate professor
1996 -1997 Central Office of Agricultural Advice in Lindau, Switzerland and VEAT, Germany - Commissioned researcher
1995 -1996 Qualification as Veterinary Officer, Germany
1992 -1995 Work as veterinary practitioner in small and large animal practices
1991 -1992 Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Institute of Animal Science, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland
1990 Doctor of veterinary medicine
1989 -1990 Research Associate at the Institute of Veterinary Physiology, University of Zürich, Switzerland
1983 -1988 Study of veterinary medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
1981 -1983 Study of horticulture, TU Munich / Weihenstephan


1996 Schweisfurth-Award for farm animal welfare for the work ”Die Mensch-Tier-Beziehung bei der Laufstallhaltung von behornten Milchkühen”, published 1996, Tierhaltung Bd. 24.

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2019 -2021 Internationale Gesellschaft für Angewandte Ethologie (ISAE)
2017 -2019 Internationale Gesellschaft für Angewandte Ethologie (ISAE)
Vice President
2007 -2010 EurSAFE - European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics
Member of the Board
2003 - Ethologische Gesellschaft
2003 - Gesellschaft für ökologische Tierhaltung (GÖT)
2002 - Internationale Gesellschaft für Nutztierhaltung (IGN)
2000 -2003 Internationale Gesellschaft für Angewandte Ethologie (ISAE), Regionalgruppe West-Zentral-Europa
1999 - Österreichische Gesellschaft der Tierärzte (ÖGT)
1998 - Fachtierarztkommission Tierhaltung und Tierschutz der Österreichischen Tierärztekammer
1997 - Tierärztliche Vereinigung für Tierschutz (TVT)
1996 - Verein zur Erforschung artgerechter Tierhaltung (VEAT)
1992 - Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft (DVG) - Sektion Ethologie und Tierhaltung

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2011 -2018 Livestock Science: Associate Editor

Reviewer for scientific journals

  • Animal.
  • Animal Welfare.
  • Anthrozoös.
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science.
  • Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift (BMTW).
  • Italian Journal of Animal Science.
  • Journal of Dairy Science.
  • Livestock Production Science.
  • New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
  • Physiology & Behavior.
  • PLoS One.
  • Society & Animals.
  • Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift.
  • Zoo Biology.
  • Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

    2005 - Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen - Switzerland
    2013 - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - Germany
    2011 -2014 Österreichischer Austauschdienst GmbH - Austria

    Reviewer/Expert organization

    2014 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) | PhD Opponent
    2013 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) | PhD Opponent
    2013 Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (ČZU)
    2013 Universität Helsinki | PhD pre-examiner
    2009 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

    Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

    2012 46th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)
    2008 EurSafe 2007 Sustainable Food Production and Ethics
    Member of organizing committee
    2005 WAFL 2005 - 3rd International Workshop on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level
    Member of organizing committee
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