Emeline Nogues

Emeline Nogues

PhD Student
Dairy Cattle



Growing up I was fascinated by animal behaviour, wondering what animals could think and feel. As I completed my BSc and MSc in France, I had the opportunity to learn about a variety of species: cows, pigs, servals, etc.

I started working with the Animal Welfare Program at the end of my MSc. At the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre, I learned about dairy cattle welfare and collaborated on multiple research projects. I appreciated being able to apply my theoretical knowledge about animal behaviour to improving the life of dairy cows and calves.

As part of my PhD research, I study the social behaviour of dairy cattle. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how personality and coping styles can create variation in their social behaviour, and the implications for welfare.


BSc in Biology, Université de Rennes 1, France
MSc in Animal Behaviour, Université de Paris XIII, France