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Alexandra Whittaker

Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide

Alexandra Whittaker is a veterinary scientist and behavioural neuroscientist who researches the impact of neuroimmune alterations on emotion and cognitive processing. Alex has significant research expertise in applied animal behaviour and welfare assessment of animals, and leads an independent research group working on multiple projects in these areas. Alex also has an interest in animal law and evidence-based practice and is developing projects in these domains.


  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer, The University of Adelaide


  • 2016 
    University of New England, Bachelor of Laws with Honours
  • 2016 
    The University of Adelaide, PhD/Veterinary Science
  • 2001 
    The University of Cambridge, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine