Nienke Endenburg is a child and health psychologist and received her PhD for work on the human-animal relationship at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Since 1991 she is doing research and teaches in the same Faculty on the welfare of humans and animals, and their relationship in different contexts and cultures. She is working as an assistant professor in the academic world and trying to translate scientific evidence to practical information to optimize animal and human welfare. She has an international and national network in the veterinary as well as in the psychological field. She is educating different professions in One Welfare. This is done in different countries and languages (in Dutch, English and German).
Nienke Endenburg has extensive post-graduate and clinical experience in health and child psychology, acknowledged by the Dutch government. Also she is the owner of her own psychology practice. She councels veterinary students and practicing veterinarians about professional wellness
Nienke Endenburg is member of the Dutch Council for Animal Affairs, the co-chair of the Professional Wellness Group of WSAVA and a member of the Animal Welfare Guidelines committee. She was a former member of the Animal Welfare and Wellness Committee of WSAVA.