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Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Christine Leeb

Institute of Livestock Sciences (NUWI)
Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-93227


ORCID: 0000-0002-1242-9731

Curr. Vitae

2019 - Associate Professor
2019 - Habilitation
2015 - 2019 Assistant Professor at Department for Sustainable Agricultural Systems
2010 - 2015 Senior Scientist at Division of Livestock Sciences
2008 - 2010 Post doc: Implementation and monitoring of farm-development-plans“ (BEP) animal health and welfare“ in Austrian organic pig farms
2004 - 2008 Responsible person for pigs (Teaching/clinical work/research) at the Teaching and Research Farm Kremesberg of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
2003 - 2004 Postdoctoral Position "Incorporation of existing animal welfare assessment techniques into organic certification and farming", University of Bristol, UK
2000 - 2003 Matthew Eyton Resident for Farm Animal Health and Welfare, University of Bristol, UK
1997 - 2000 Doctoral thesis " Evaluation of housing systems for pregnant sows in practise" - Institute for Animal Husbandry and Welfare of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

Statistik Austria, science classification

organic farming; animal production; livestock ethology; animal keeping; interdisciplinary agriculture and forestry;


Animal welfare science; Farm animal husbandry; Preventative veterinary medicine; Applied farm animal behaviour science; on-farm welfare assessment and improvement;


2007 Goldenes Stethoskop für Lehre

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2017 - International Society for Applied ethology
2014 - European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine
2014 - International Society of Livestock Husbandry
2013 - OGT_Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare
2012 - Ethics Plattform
2011 - Austrian Council for Agricultural Engineering and Rural Development
2010 - Austrian Animal welfare Council
deputy delegate
2004 - FIBL Austria

Reviewer for scientific journals

2016 - PLoS One
2014 - Animal
2013 - Animals
2011 - Livestock Science
2003 - Animal Welfare

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2007 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien Schweinemedizin

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2012 46. Tagung der International Society for Applied Ethology, 31.07.-04.08.2012
Member of the Organisation Committee
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