Irena Petak

Savjetnica za ponašanje životinja

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    Irena Petak

    Dr. sc. Irena Petak, dipl. ing. biol. bavi se ponašanjem i dobrobiti životinja već više od 25 godina. Studirala je biologiju (ekologiju) na Prirodoslovno-matematičkom fakultetu, te doktorirala na Veterinarskom fakultetu u Zagrebu. O rješavanju problema u ponašanju kućnih ljubimaca učila je na sveučilištima u Edinburgu i Bristolu.

    Školovala se u Austriji, Irskoj, Njemačkoj, Italiji, Estoniji, Velikoj Britaniji, Češkoj i Nizozemskoj. Na Sveučilištu u Edinburgu magistrirala je primijenjenu etologiju i dobrobit životinja, s temom o komunikaciji pasa. Autorica je brojnih znanstvenih i stručnih radova, te se dugi niz godina bavi i popularizacijom znanosti.

    Odmah nakon studija radila je honorarno na Hrvatskom radiju, te zatim 11 godina na Veterinarskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. Tijekom desetak godina volontirala je i radila za udrugu Prijatelji životinja, Hrvatsku udrugu za školovanje pasa vodiča i mobilitet, te udrugu Šapica (iz Zaprešića). Od 2015. godine Irena je stalni sudski vještak za ponašanje i dobrobit životinja.

    Irena radi kao savjetnica za ponašanje životinja, posebno kućnih ljubimaca s problemima u ponašanju. Surađuje s doktorima veterinarske medicine, brojnim udrugama za zaštitu životinja, drži predavanja, gostuje na radiju i televiziji, piše članke i komentare za različite novine, časopise i portale – uglavnom o temama vezanim za kućne ljubimce i divlje životinje.

    Živi s udomljenom njemačkom lovnom terijerkom Gwen.

    Više o Ireninoj edukaciji

    • Akademsko obrazovanje

      2008. – MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare – Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh – tema magistarskog rada: Communication patterns within a group of dogs living in a shelter

      2006. – Doktor biomedicinskih znanosti, polje veterinarska medicina – Veterinarski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu – tema doktorskog rada: ponašanje i dobrobit domaćih svinja na farmi

      2002. – Magistar prirodnih znanosti, polje biologija-ekologija – Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu – tema magistarskog rada: ponašanje domaćih svinja na farmi

      1997. – Diplomirani inženjer biologije, smjer ekologije – Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu – tema diplomskog rada: ponašanje europskih šumskih mačaka u zoološkom vrtu

      Usavršavanje za akademsko osoblje

      2021. – Konferencija: “Recent advances in animal welfare science VIII”, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare: https://www.ufaw.org.uk/ufaw-events/recent-advances-in-animal-welfare-science-viii

      2020. – Konferencija: “Recent advances in animal welfare science VII”, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare: https://www.ufaw.org.uk/ufaw-events/recent-advances-in-animal-welfare-science-vii

      2008. – Jedan semestar konzultacija za vlasnike kućnih ljubimaca i škole za štence na klinici: School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, UK

      2008. – Konferencija: “Recent advances in animal welfare science”, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, Birmingham, UK

      2007. – Poduka i znanstveno istraživanje ponašanja životinja, posebno pasa: Dipartimento di biologia evolutiva e funzionale, Universitá degli studi Di Parma, Italia

      2006./2007. – Aktivno učenje i kritičko mišljenje u visokoškolskoj nastavi – ALCT: Forum za slobodu odgoja (Forum for freedom in education), Hrvatska

      2006. – Držanje predavanja na engleskom i njemačkom o ponašanju konja i dobrobiti farmskih životinja: Institut für Tierhaltung und Tierschutz, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Austria

      2005. – Poduka, držanje predavanja i obilaženje institucija važnih za dobrobit životinja: Institut für Tierhygiene, Tierschutz und Nutztierethologie, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Deutschland

      2004. – Bioetika: “Design and implementation of case studies in animal bioethics teaching”, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristoteles Project, Ireland

    • Tečajevi

      2022 – Ecology: from cells to Gaia by National Research Tomsk State University on Coursera; Roberto Cazzolla Gatti

      2022 – 2. Mačji kongres. Minami Kat – center mačje kulture: https://www.minamikat.si/

      2022 – Introduction to Forensic Science by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on Coursera; Professor Roderick Bates on Coursera

      2021 – Equine Welfare and Management by University of California, Davis on Coursera; Dr. Claudia Sonder

      2021 – Training cats for comfort with inhaled therapy. International Society of Feline Medicine – ISFM: https://icatcare.org/veterinary/isfm/

      2021 – Specialization: Animals and Society by University of Colorado Boulder on Coursera; Leslie Irvine

      2021 – The Changing Status and Perception of Animals by University of Colorado Boulder on Coursera; Leslie Irvine (Animals and Society Specialization, Part 3)

      2021 – Animals and Institutions by University of Colorado Boulder on Coursera; Leslie Irvine (Animals and Society Specialization, Part 2)

      2021 – Animals, Self, and Society by University of Colorado Boulder on Coursera; Leslie Irvine (Animals and Society Specialization, Part 1)

      2021 – Behavioural development of dogs. International Center of Anthrozoology – ICofA: https://www.icofa-community.com/

      2020 – Specialization: Social Media Marketing by Northwestern University on Coursera; Randy Hlavac

      2020 – Social Marketing Capstone Project by Northwestern University on Coursera; Randy Hlavac (Social Media Marketing Specialization, Part 6)

      2020 – The Business of Social by Northwestern University on Coursera; Randy Hlavac (Social Media Marketing Specialization, Part 5)

      2020 – Content, Advertising & Social IMC by Northwestern University on Coursera; Randy Hlavac (Social Media Marketing Specialization, Part 4)

      2020 – Engagement & Nurture Marketing Strategies by Northwestern University on Coursera; Randy Hlavac (Social Media Marketing Specialization, Part 3)

      2020 – The Importance of Listening by Northwestern University on Coursera; Randy Hlavac (Social Media Marketing Specialization, Part 2)

      2019 – What is Social? by Northwestern University on Coursera; Randy Hlavac (Social Media Marketing Specialization, Part 1)

      2019 – Introduction to Psychology by Yale University on Coursera; Professor Paul Bloom

      2018 – Specialization: Become a Journalist: Report the News! by Michigan State University on Coursera; Lucinda Davenport, Eric Freedman, Joanne Gersner, Joe Grimm, David Poulson, Jeremy Steele

      2018 – Capstone: Create your own professional journalistic portfolio by Michigan State University on Coursera; Lucinda Davenport, Eric Freedman, Joanne Gersner, Joe Grimm, David Poulson, Jeremy Steele (Specialization in Journalism, Part 5)

      2018 – The Horse Course: Introduction to Basic Care and Management by University of Florida on Coursera; Chris J. Mortensen, Ph.D.

      2018 – Journalism, the future, and you! by Michigan State University on Coursera; Lucinda Davenport, Eric Freedman, Joanne Gersner, Joe Grimm, David Poulson, Jeremy Steele (Specialization in Journalism, Part 4)

      2018 – Effectively delivering the news to your audience by Michigan State University on Coursera; Lucinda Davenport, Eric Freedman, Joanne Gersner, Joe Grimm, David Poulson, Jeremy Steele (Specialization in Journalism, Part 3)

      2018 – The real dog: what we know and what we don’t know (yet). Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS), 1st to 3rd June 2018, live broadcast

      2018 – Gathering and Developing the News by Michigan State University on Coursera; Lucinda Davenport, Eric Freedman, Joanne Gersner, Joe Grimm, David Poulson, Jeremy Steele (Specialization in Journalism, Part 2)

      2018 – Digital Footprint by University of Edinburgh on Coursera; Louise Connelly and Nicola Osborne

      2018 – What is news? by Michigan State University on Coursera; Lucinda Davenport, Eric Freedman, Joanne Gersner, Joe Grimm, David Poulson, Jeremy Steele (Specialization in Journalism, Part 1)

      2018 – Biodiversity and Global Change: Science & Action by University of Zurich on Coursera; Owen Petchey and Susanne Schulmeister

      2017 – Dog Emotion and Cognition by Duke University on Coursera; Professor Brian Hare

      2017 – The Truth About Cats and Dogs by University of Edinburgh on Coursera; Professor Nat Waran, Heather Bacon, Amy Miele and Hayley Walters

      2017 – Introduction to Psychology by University of Toronto on Coursera; Professor Steve Joordens

      2017 – Understanding Plants – Part I: What a Plant Knows by Tel Aviv University on Coursera; Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D.

      2017 – English for Journalism by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera; John Cotton and Eve Litt

      2014 – The Seminar on Calming Signals in Dogs, Sporting Dog Club “Zagreb” (KOSSP) and Turid Rugaas

      2012 – EGDF Training & Standardisation Seminar, European Guide Dog Federation

      2012 – Seminar o pravnim instrumentima za zaštitu prirodnih resursa, dio projekta ” SURE NARE – Održivo korištenje obnovljivih prirodnih resursa “: Zelena akcija – Friends of the Earth Croatia

      2011 – Animal shelters management, Dogs Trust

      2011 – Workshop on stray dog population control, TAIEX and Croatian Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Rural Development

      2011 – Conference on housing systems for laying hens: Croatian Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Rural Development and The Kingdom of the Netherlands

      2010 – Protection of animals kept in zoos, TAIEX and Croatian Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Rural Development

      2010 – Education of children in kindergartens and schools about responsible pet ownership, Dogs Trust

      2006 – 8th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference, Dogs Trust and Cats Protection

    Više o znanstvenom radu

    • Znanstveni radovi u časopisima

      • Pavičić, Ž., Potočnjak, D., Petak, I., Krsnik, B. (2000): Influence of keep and accommodation on the behaviour and welfare of pregnant gilts. Veterinarski arhiv 70: 207-212.
      • Pavičić, Ž., Potočnjak, D., Krsnik, B., Žubčić, D., Petak, I., Hađina, S., Bedrica, Lj. (2001): Die Anwendung der Akupunktur bei der Behandlung der akralen Leckdermatitis bei einem Hund. Tierärtzliche Umschau 56: 200-205.
      • Pavičić, Ž., Krsnik, B., Potočnjak, D., Petak, I. (2001): Plasma cortisol levels in gilts treated with Parapoxvirus ovis – based immunostimulator in the late phase of gravidity. Veterinarski arhiv 71: 129-138.
      • Krsnik, B., Petak, I., Balenović, T. (2003): Behaviour of sows 24 hours after farrowing. Stočarstvo 56: 40