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    Dr Victoria L Welch is a Research Biologist specialising in Animal Colouration. She began her career at the Universities of London and Oxford, England, before gaining an 1851 Fellowship from The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. In 2008, Victoria  moved to the University of Namur, in Belgium.


    The bulk of Victoria's published scientific work concerns Animal Colouration, especially Structural Colouration; however, more recently, she has also conducted research on Insect Fluorescence. Most of her research publications can be downloaded as pdfs from the "publications" page of this website.


    In 2012, after some time spent working as a science writer for various projects and publications, Victoria was appointed a Lecturer in Science Communication  at the University of Namur ("Maitre des Conferences"). Most of her time is now devoted to writing and presenting science, rather than pure research.


    Science communication work by Victoria includes a mixture of magazine and online articles, as well as public talks, exhibitions and some technical ghostwriting and editing. Many of her popular science articles have been completed under a penname.