Voiceless brings together academics from around the world in its Scientific Expert Advisory Council (SEAC), a group which assists us in the production of quality research and publications which expose legalised animal cruelty and inform public debate.


Lesley Rogers

Lesley Rogers is an academic and author.  She is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of New England (UNE), where she co-ordinates the Centre for Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour.

Lesley has a Doctor of Philosophy and a Doctor of Science from the University of Sussex.  She has been a Professor of Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour at UNE and served for several years as Chair of their Animal Ethics Committee.  In 2000 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and has served on its council from 2004-2007.

Her publications, numbering over 450, include 14 books – several co-authored with Professor Gisela Kaplan –  and well over 200 scientific papers and book chapters, mainly in the field of brain and behaviour with a focus on development and lateralization.

Her research has been published by leading journals, including Science, NatureCurrent BiologyBiology LettersAnimal BehaviourAdvances in the Study of Behaviour and Brain Research. She has received a number of awards for excellence in research, including a Special Investigator Award from the Australian Research Council, an Australian Centenary Medal, the Clarke Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales and election as a Corresponding Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union.

Lesley has been a valued member of the Voiceless Scientific Expert Advisory Panel since 2009 and has sat on the judging panel for the Voiceless Eureka Prize for Scientific Research that Contributes to Animal Protection. 

You can learn more about Lesley’s life and career here.