2016-20 PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Strathclyde, UK - in collaboration with the Clyde Porpoise CIC
Title: D-PorCCA, a new tool to study the acoustic life of harbour porpoises.
2014 Graduate Diploma in Statistics Applied to Research
Instituto Virtual de Ciencias Humanas (Distance learning).
2011-13 MRes in Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology
University of Aberdeen, UK
Title: Effects of whale watching vessels on male sperm whales off Andenes, Norway
2005-10 Licenciatura in Biological Sciences
Universidad de Málaga, Spain.
2023-25 - Postdoctoral researcher – Aarhus University (Denmark).
2022-23 - Academic staff – Aarhus University (Denmark).
2021-22 - Lead Scientist – Breathing Andenes (Norway).
2020 - Academic staff – Aarhus University (Denmark).
2015-16 - Consultant – Self-employed
2011-13 - Researcher - Whalesafari (Norway).
2009-10 - Scholarship student – University of Málaga (Spain).
2009 - Research assistant – Nova Atlantis Foundation (Azores, Portugal).
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2022 - Present
Chair - Neurodiverse and differently abled sub-committee (Society for Marine Mammalogy, Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee)
2014 - Present
External expert - Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) - Aquatic Mammals Working Group
2013 - Present
Honorary member - Wild Earth Foundation (Argentina)
National Delegate for Luxembourg - Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission
Sampling volunteer - Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS)
Committee Member - Policy Committee & Diversity Committee of the Society for Conservation Biology (Marine Section)
Finance Officer and Board of Governors - Society for Conservation Biology (Marine Section)
Secretary - Society for Conservation Biology Marketing and Engagement Working Group
Secretary and Board of Governors - MAREFA (Norway)
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIENCE
2017-18 Convenor of the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Aquatic Wild Meat Database - International Whaling Commission
2017-18 Chair of the Jairo Award Committee Society for Conservation Biology (Marine Section)
2006 Chair - Asociación Inachus (Spain)
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, AND SYMPOSIA ORGANISED
Wright AJ, Cosentino AM, Rose N & Thaler AD. 2016. Transcending Cecil: Harnessing Public Outrage for Marine Conservation. Panel Discussion at the 4th International Marine Conservation Congress, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2nd August 2016.
Veríssimo D, Wright A, Cosentino AM, McKinley E, Green K & Pilfold K. 2016. Using Marketing to Tackle the Challenge of Behaviour Change. Symposium at the 4th International Marine Conservation Congress, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, 31st July 2016.
Wright AJ, Robertson F & Cosentino AM. 2015. Incorporating new mitigation technologies into guidelines for seismic surveys and other underwater acoustic activities: Producing performance standards. Workshop at the 21s Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, San Francisco. 13th December 2015.