Researcher biography

As a result of her South African heritage and continual trips back to the Kruger National Park, Angelique’s desire to pursue a career with animals has been lifelong. She graduated in the middle of 2017 from the University of Queensland, with a degree in Science, majoring in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience. Through her studies, her desire to become a veterinarian was solidified. This led her to begin her honours project in July 2017, with the UQ Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Lab (CEAL), under the supervision of Dr Rebecca Dunlop. She is investigating if domestic dog dyads, when in a playful situation, understand and utilise behavioural and acoustic indicators to inform and respond to one another’s motivational signals. Her hope is that her honours project will lead her into the veterinary science degree.