Dr. Irene Camerlink is an ethologist researching animal behavior and welfare, with a focus on the social behavior of pigs. She conducted her PhD at Wageningen University (Netherlands) and thereafter worked as postdoctoral researcher at SRUC (Edinburgh, UK) and the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Austria) before taking a position as Assistant Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland. Throughout her career she has studied pig welfare by combining multiple disciplines such as genetics, ethology, behavioral ecology and social sciences. She has over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications, which have been cited >558 times (Google Scholar), resulting in an h-index of 14. She is Senior Editor for the International Society of Animal Ethology (ISAE) and Editorial Board Member for the Nature journal Scientific Reports. She was editor for the book Animal welfare in Practice: Pigs. In 2017 she won the New Investigator Award of the International Society of Applied Ethology (ISAE). Her research interests are, amongst others, animal behavior and welfare, social interactions, pig husbandry, early life development, cognition, and the translation of research into practice.