Name: Dr. Anna Gergely
Affiliation: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at the HUN-REN Research Center for Natural Sciences (Budapest, Hungary)
Anna Gergely is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at the HUN-REN Research Center for Natural Sciences (Budapest, Hungary). She studied zoology and biology at the Veterinary University of Budapest and received her Ph.D in Ethology from Eötvös Lorand University in 2015. She studied canine cognition from 2006 at the Department of Ethology (ELTE, Hungary) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. From her master years, she started conducting comparative investigations on dog’s and infant’s communicative skills. During her Ph.D she was found by the SWARMIX project from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and focused on dog-robot interactions. As a post-doc, she started to work in the Comparative Behavioural Research Group, and won two, 4 year-long fundings as a principal investigator from the National Research, Development and Innovation Office. She is also a Professional Canine Fitness Trainer (CPCFT) and she is an international competitor in FCI Obedience dog sport.