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Ass.Prof. Sara Hintze MSc. Ph.D.

Institute of Livestock Sciences (NUWI)
Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-93228


ORCID: 0000-0002-8410-3239

Curr. Vitae

2020 - FWF Firnberg grant for the project "Animal boredom - identifiying symptoms and consequences"
2017 - 2020 Postdoctoral researcher and teaching assistant
2016 - Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law)
2013 - 2017 PhD in Animal Welfare Science, University of Bern, Switzerland. Project: Beyond words... Cognitive and behavioural approaches to assess emotions in horses. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hanno Würbel
2011 - 2012 MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare, University of Edinburgh, UK. Project: Mounting behaviour in finishing pigs - Stable individual differences are not due to dominance or sexual development. Supervisor: Dr. Rick D'Eath
2005 - 2011 Studies of veterinary medicine, Giessen University, Germany


2018 'Faculty prize for the best dissertation' of the Vetsuisse faculty in the academic year 2017/2018
2017 Professor Dr. Walther Bolz Award
2017 IGN-Forschungspreis (research award of the International Society of Livestock Husbandry)
2015 'Best Student Presentation Award'. Conference of the International Society for Equitation Science, Vancouver, Canada
2014 'Best Student Poster Award'. Conference of the 'International Society for Equitation Science', Bredsted, Denmark
2013 Poster prize. International Meeting of Applied Ethology, Freiburg, Germany

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2021 - Scientists For Future Austria

Reviewer for scientific journals

2021 - Frontiers in Veterinary Science
2021 - Frontiers in Zoology
2020 - Current Biology
2018 - Animal Welfare
2018 - Behavioural Processes
2018 - Journal of Veterinary Behavior-Clinical Applications and Research
2018 - Scientific Reports
2015 - PLoS One
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