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Emma Matilda Ternman

PhD, Postdoc

Profile photoEmma Matilda Ternman
Institut for Husdyrvidenskab - Adfærd og Stressbiologi
Blichers Allé 20
D25, 3303
8830 Tjele
E-mail: emma.ternman@anis.au.dk
Telefon: +4587157435
Web: https://pure.au.dk/portal/da/persons/emma-matilda-ternman(3468769c-c653-419d-a04d-405e34228783).html


Web of Science: 2
Google Scholar: 3
Scopus: 3

Curriculum Vitae


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

PhD Animal Science 2014

Thesis: Sleep in Dairy Cows


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

MSc Animal Science 2010

Thesis: Validation of a non-invasive EEG method for recording sleep in dairy cows


Professional experience

Post doc researcher Aarhus University, Foulum, Denmark  

August 2017 to present


Research coordinator

SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

March 2015 to December 2016



SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

January 2015 to August 2017


PhD student    

SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

October 2010 to December 2014


Research assistant     

SLU, Uppsala Sweden

September 2010 to October 2014



Teaching experience

Teaching assistant

Applied Ethology        

SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

Autumn semesters 2011 to 2012


Individual lectures given on master courses

SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

Course: Applied animal behaviour (HV0097)

Topic: Sleep in mammals and research on sleep in cattle    

Autumn semesters 2011 to 2015


Course: Cattle production (HV0061)

Topic: Management and behaviour

Spring semesters 2012 to 2017


Course: Animal welfare and behaviour (HV0124)

Topic: Sleep and welfare

Autumn semester 2016


Course:Research training and project (HV0118)

Topic: Sleeping cows at Lövsta - research for animal welfare

Autumn semester 2016


Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Behaviour of domesticated animals

Topic: Sleep in mammals

Spring semester 2018


Students mentored

Five students on BSc level (Uppsala, SLU, Sweden; 2012-2015)

Eleven students on MSc level (Uppsala, SLU, Sweden; 2012-2017), of which four in collaboration with DeLaval International AB, Tumba, Sweden.



Ongoing research projects

On the same wavelength - the effect of LED light on activity and production in dairy cows (SLU, Uppsala, Sweden, co-applicant)



Sustainable dairy production with cow and calf together (SLU, Uppsala, Sweden, co-applicant) 2019-2021


SmartCow: an integrated infrastructure for increased research capability and innovation in the European cattle sector (AU, Foulum, Denmark, member)




International Society of Applied Ethology

American Dairy Science Association



Review work

Ad hoc reviewer for three international scientific journals