Malene Friis Hansen, PhD is a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Copenhagen and a Research Affiliate at Oxford Brookes University. She is the coordinator and co-founder of the Long-Tailed Macaque Project – a new initiative seeking to understand the status and human-macaque interfaces of the long-tailed macaque through population census surveys, trade investigations, behaviour observations and ethnographic research. The project is a collaboration with researchers, institutions and NGOs from many parts of the world, especially long-tailed macaque habitat countries.
Malene has worked at several rescue centres focusing on reintroduction of rescued wildlife. Before and after this she worked as a conservation educator at a Danish Zoo, and also taught conservation, conservation education and animal behaviour at the zoo keeping degree in Denmark.