For my undergraduate degree and MSc I studied at the University of Vienna, Austria, the latter having an emphasis on psychometrics and probabilistic test theory. I went on to do a PhD in Experimental Psychology in the Comparative Cognition Lab at the University of Cambridge, UK. I stayed on in the same lab until Jan 2019 as I was given the opportunity to expand my research programme on animal cognition there, with multiple research secondments and field work visits, primarily to the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento and the Research Center for Alpine Ecosystems (CREA Mont-Blanc). Since 2019 I am a member of the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE), a institution with no geographical location, which allows me to currently work while having caring duties towards several family members. Over the last two years, my research focus has shifted from experimental work on animal cognition to a more holistic and critical approach to animal behaviour science and currently comprises work into the theoretical, methodological and statistical issues of behavioural research with humans and non-human animals.