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EDUCATION

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

2014

Graduate Diploma in Statistics Applied to Research (1 year), 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

Supervisor: Dr. D. Lusseau

2005/10

Degree in Biological Sciences (5 years - Licenciatura en Ciencias Biológicas), Universidad de Málaga, Spain.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIPS

2021/22

Lead Scientist – Breathing Andenes (Norway). 

2020

Academic staff – Aarhus University (Denmark). 

2015/16

Consultant – Self-employed 

2011-2013

Shore-based Researcher Whalesafari Andenes (Hvalsafari AS). Andenes, Norway

2009/10

Scholarship student – Department of Cellular Biology, Genetics and Physiology. University of Málaga.

2009

Research assistant (Erasmus work placement) – Nova Atlantis Foundation, Risso´s dolphin Research Project. Summer position.

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2011/12-16/18/21

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)

2014/18

Committee Member - Policy Committee & Diversity Committee of the Society for Conservation Biology (Marine Section)

2014/17

Finance Officer and Board of Governors - Society for Conservation Biology (Marine Section) 

2015/17

Secretary - Society for Conservation Biology Marketing and Engagement Working Group

2011/13

Secretary and Board of Governors - MAREFA (Norway)

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIENCE

2017/

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

2016

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.

2015

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.