Dr Lauren Smith


I joined the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in September 2020. I completed my PhD at the University of Leeds in July 2020, where I was investigating the impact of free-roaming dog population management on population dynamics, health, and welfare. â€‹Before undertaking my PhD, I completed an MSc in Wild Animal Biology (2016) at the Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society of London, and a Post Graduate Certificate in International Animal Health (2015) at the University of Edinburgh. I have also previously worked in research assistant positions for the Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Laboratory (2014) and the Western Australia Marine Science Institution (2013).

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD in Biology
  • MSc in Wild Animal Biology
  • PG Cert in International Animal Health
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology

Professional memberships

  • British Ecological Society
  • Animal Welfare Research Network