About me

About me

Hello there! Nice to meet you. My name is Annick. I'm a journalist and researcher based in Belgium. Over the past few years, I have managed to integrate my interest in animals and biodiversity into my daily work as a journalist, covering topics such as the dog trade, livestock farming, animal testing, mammal and reptile endangered species lists and wildlife trafficking.

I completed the MSc Animal Welfare Science, Behaviour, Ethics and Law at the University of Winchester, which led to the publication of my first academic paper. I am currently studying for an MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health at the University of Edinburgh. I also review book proposals for Routledge, a leading UK academic publisher in philosophy, social sciences and STEM.

I work as a freelance journalist for Belga and Apache. I also contribute regularly to EOS Wetenschap, WOEF and De Journalist (member magazine of the Flemish Association of Journalists). In recent years I have also contributed to various publications, including the VVOJ yearbooks, Eigen soort eerst, Met nieuwsgierige blik - collectievorming en aankoopbeleid in Vlaanderen, Over Collecties and Over Collecties².

In my spare time, I am also passionate about (investigative) journalism and animal welfare. I'm a volunteer and board member of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ), a member of the research group of the Dutch Centre for Animal-Human Studies and a dog walker at the Malines animal shelter.

Any questions or comments? Please email me at hus.annick@gmail.com

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