Dr Juliane Kaminski
" I am a Reader in Comparative Psychology in the psychology department of the University of Portsmouth and the director of the Dog Cognition Centre Portsmouth
My research interests include social cognition, communication and cooperation in human infants, primates and dogs. Most famously I was the first to show that a dog named Rico learns words in a similar fashion as human infants. I am recognized as a leading expert on dog cognition and have been recognized in National Geographic, Discovery News and the NOVA special documentary film ""Dogs Decoded"" broadcast on American public television"