ISAE Council

Since the founding of the Society for Veterinary Ethology in 1966 and our renaming as the International Society for Applied Ethology, the ISAE has grown from a small group of British veterinarians to an international society spanning many scientific disciplines. Today, the ISAE is a non-profit organisation with an international federal structure and representatives around the world. Administration of the Society is the responsibility of a Council comprising a President, Senior and Junior Vice-President, and 10 other voting members with unique responsibilities. Additionally, there are several non-voting positions, an auditor and legal assessor, as well as a regional secretary for each of the 11 regions. The Council also provides technical evidence on topics relating to animal behaviour and animal welfare during the committee stages of government legislation.

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Irene Camerlink

Senior Editor

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Dana Campbell

Junior Editor

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Gemma Charlton

Membership Secretary

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Marisa Erasmus


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Giuliana Miguel

Assistant Secretary

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Bas Rodenburg

Senior Vice-President

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Rebecca Sommerville

Development Officer

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Heleen van de Weerd

Procedural Advisor

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Jennifer Van Os

Communications Officer

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Susanne Waiblinger


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Alexandra Whittaker

Ethics Officer

*Positions marked with an asterisk are to be filled at the next Annual General Meeting (2018). Please refer to the ISAE Procedural Guidelines for details about the associated duties of the various positions or contact the person currently in that position for further details.

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There are nearly 700 members worldwide and each year the Society assembles for a major International Congress, where in addition to addresses by special keynote speakers, members present their latest research findings. There are also regular regional conferences held to encourage local knowledge exchange.

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