I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in animal sentience and welfare at the London School of Economics, as part of the Foundations of Animal Sentience project.
My primary research interests are animal welfare, ethics, and consciousness. I completed my PhD at the Australian National University, with a thesis on the measurement of animal welfare.
I have recently been part of the research team who produced a report for DEFRA reviewing the evidence of sentience in cephalopod molluscs and decapod crustaceans, leading to an amendment of the UK's Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act to include their protection.
I have also previously worked for many years as a zookeeper and zoo animal welfare officer, interested in the practical application of animal welfare measurement.
My partner Walter Veit is also a philosopher/scientist.
Get in touch at DrHeatherBrowning@gmail.com