Eva Mainau obtained her BVSc at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), where she also obtained her MSc in Veterinary Research and Food Science. She obtained her PhD in Veterinary Sciences at the UAB and worked as a researcher in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Research (IRTA). Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM). She is currently working as a research scientist on behaviour and welfare of farm animals at the Department of Animal and Food Science of the School of Veterinary Science at the UAB.
Pol Llonch Obiols graduated in veterinary science at the Autonomous University (UAB) of Barcelona in 2007 where he also completed the MSc on Veterinary and Food Science. Afterwards, he joined the Animal Welfare Group at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Research (IRTA) to complete his doctoral studies. After obtaining his PhD, he worked for three years as a postdoctoral researcher at Warwick University and the Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM). He is currently working as a researcher at the Department of Animal and Food Science of the school of veterinary science at the UAB.
His research interests are the study of animal welfare during transport and at slaughterhouse. Recently, he also worked on the study of the impact of livestock on the environment and its relationship with animal behaviour and welfare, having published more than 25 articles in scientific and knowledge transfer journals.