People behind WP 3


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Anna Olsson is a researcher in animal welfare and animal research ethics at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Porto, Portugal. She was trained as an animal scientist and did her PhD in ethology (both at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). Anna Olsson is the ANIMPACT coordinator and leads WP3 (ethical issues).


Peter Sandøe has been professor of bioethics at the University of Copenhagen since 1997. He was educated in philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Oxford (D.Phil. 1988). Since 1990 the major part of his research has been within bioethics with particular emphasis on ethical issues related to animals, biotechnology and food production. He is committed to interdisciplinary work combining perspectives from natural science, social sciences and philosophy.


Jesper Lassen's main interest is research into the interface between science, technology and society with particular focus on issues in relation to food and animals. He studies human-animal relations with a particular focus on uses of animals in agricultural production and as animal models. Jesper Lassen  usees primarily qualitative sociological methods such as interviews when studying these issues. 


Sandra Silva has an MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology and previously worked as research assistant in a science and society research project; currently, she is working at IBMC as research assistant in WP3 and WP6 of the ANIMPACT project.


With a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Experimental Psychology, Catarina Castro is currently doing a Post-doc on research animal ethics at IBMC. She collaborates in WP3, WP4 and WP6 of the ANIMPACT project.


Orsolya Varga is a senior lecturer in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Public Health, University of Debrecen, Hungary. She obtained degrees in medicine and law, and did her PhD in health sciences (University of Debrecen). Her main research interest is in cost-benefit analysis, particularly in relation to animal research.