Dr Victoria L Welch is a Research Biologist and Science Writer, who specialized in Animal Colouration for much of her academic career. More recently, she has become involved in science communication work, including a mixture of magazine columns and online articles, as well as public talks, technical ghostwriting and editing.
Victoria began her career at the Universities of London and Oxford, England. She then gained an 1851 Fellowship for her post-doctoral work from The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
In 2008, Victoria moved to the University of Namur, in Belgium. where she was hired as Research Biologist and, ultimately, as a Lecturer in Science Communication ("Maitre des Conferences")
Her activities and interests today include technical writing and editing, producing reports for government funding bodies and popular science. This work has included various projects concerned with evaluating the implications and implementation of scientific research, as well as more straight-forward science reportage, articles and commentary. Much of this work has been done under the penname V. Neblik.; Dr Welch also works occasionally as a scientific ghost-writer.
The bulk of Victoria's published scientific research therefore concerns Animal Colouration, especially Structural Colouration; with some later work on Insect Fluorescence. Most of her research publications can be downloaded as pdfs from the "publications" page of this website.Her more general writing and popular science work can be found on victorianeblikcom.