Dougal joined us in 2017. He and Timmy Watson co-lead our pheromone research programme. He also takes a keen interest in the contribution of nutrition and daily exercise to health, and ‘twin’ studies (other Westies). As a true renaissance scholar, he also maintains interests in the canine language – between canines, and its contribution to our society. He aspires to increase net happiness among scientists, and in general, and in his short career he has already had significant impact in the field.