With a PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and a Master’s Degree in Zootechnical Engineering from the University of Evora, Portugal, Inês completed her fellowship and Graduation Thesis at INRA, Laboratoire du Bien-Être Animal et Ethologie in Tours, France.

For 12 years, Inês has been the Coordinator for Research Projects focusing on the effects of handling foals on emotional reactivity, learning, and human-horselrelationships at the National Stud Farm in Portugal. She is also the Founder and President of the International organization TheKidsFellows-Research Group in Anthrozoology, and collaborates with the Institute of Neurosciences of Castilla y Leon, Spain.

Currently, Inês works as a Project Manager and Researcher in various international Projects. She has authored several Research Articles concentrating on the effects of stress on emotional outcomes, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression-like models. In addition, she is an Academic member of the International Society for Equitation Sciences (ISES) and serves as an Associate Editor of HETI.