Biography - Séverine Ligout
Séverine Ligout, PhD, Nestlé Purina Research, Amiens, France
Dr. Séverine Ligout earned a pre-doctorate diploma in Neurosciences, Behavior, and Cognition from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France) and a PhD in Animal Behavior from the University François Rabelais, Tours (France). Prior to joining Nestlé Purina, she held several post-doctoral positions in France [National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), University of Saint-Étienne] and in the UK (University of Lincoln). These positions allowed her to gain further expertise in the areas of social preferences, animal cognition, welfare, acoustic communication, and human-animal bond. Dr. Ligout is a Senior Scientist in Behavior & Welfare research at Nestlé Purina. Since joining Nestlé Purina in 2011, her work has focused on understanding the feeding behavior of cats and dogs. Her research activities have mainly focused on better elucidating how pets express their food enjoyment and how feeding behaviors can be impacted by specific product characteristics.