2016 - 2020
PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK
Title: D-PorCCA, a new tool to study the acoustic life of harbour porpoises.
Supervisors: Drs J. Windmill and J. Jackson.
PhD in collaboration with the Clyde Porpoise CIC
Graduate Diploma in Statistics Applied to Research (1 year), Instituto Virtual de Ciencias Humanas (Distance learning).
MRes in Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology, University of Aberdeen, UK
Title: Effects of whale watching vessels on male sperm whales off Andenes, Norway
Supervisor: Dr. D. Lusseau
Degree in Biological Sciences (5 years - Licenciatura en Ciencias Biológicas), Universidad de Málaga, Spain.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIPS
Lead Scientist – Breathing Andenes (Norway).
Academic staff – Aarhus University (Denmark).
Consultant – Self-employed
Shore-based Researcher Whalesafari Andenes (Hvalsafari AS). Andenes, Norway
Scholarship student – Department of Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology. University of Málaga.
Research assistant (Erasmus work placement) – Nova Atlantis Foundation, Risso´s dolphin Research Project. Summer position.
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
National Delegate for Luxembourg - Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission
2014 - 2020
Sampling volunteer - Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS)
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)
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
Convenor of the Intersessional Correspondence Group on Aquatic Wild Meat Database - International Whaling Commission
Chair of the Jairo Award Committee Society for Conservation Biology (Marine Section)
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.