Dr Jill Fernandes

Research Fellow

Centre for Animal Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 334 62264


Dr Jill Fernandes is an agricultural policy scientist at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, The University of Queensland. Trained in both public policy and zoology, Jill undertakes interdisciplinary research in the fields of decision science, cognitive science, neuroendocrinology, public policy and governance. Her major interests are animal cognition and behaviour, the psychology of uncertainty and risk, and collaborative decision making.

Research Interests

  • Animal welfare
  • Decision science
  • Agricultural policy
  • Animal cognition and emotion
  • Human-centered design (HCD)
  • The science of team science (SciTS)
  • Evidence-based policy
  • Research translation & adoption
  • Collaboration and consultation

Research Impacts

Dr Fernandes passionately seeks to improve the welfare of animals through intensive collaboration. She is a strong advocate of Open Science and strives to improve collaboration among academics, government departments, community groups, and industries.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Miami


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