Dr Lauren Finka is a feline behaviour and welfare advisor for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and a postdoctoral research fellow at Nottingham Trent University. In the course of her PhD she studied personality traits in cats, and has used this to develop a tool called the L-Cat, which assesses the behaviour of cats in rehoming centres in order to improve the rehoming process. Dr Finka has previously worked for several different rehoming centres and is a passionate advocate for feline welfare. She regularly speaks internationally about cat behaviour and welfare and also works with International Cat Care on various welfare related projects. Dr Finka is also a regular contributor for magazines such as Your Cat.