Juliane Kaminski is a senior lecturer in the Psychology Department of the University of Portsmouth (UK). Before that, she was the group leader of Evolutionary Roots of Human Social Interaction at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. She was also a junior research fellow at Churchill College and a member of the experimental psychology lab of Cambridge University. Kaminski has published over 40 papers in scientific journals on questions around comparative cognition. She also published a book focusing on dogs' understanding of the world they live in. Kaminski completed her Ph.D. at Max Planck in 2005.