Enikő Kubinyi is a Hungarian senior research fellow at the Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Kubinyi holds an MSc in Biology and a PhD in Ethology from the Eötvös Loránd University.
Kubinyi joined the Family Dog Research Project (Budapest, Hungary), the first and largest research group to study the behavioural and cognitive aspects of the dog-human relationship in 1994. She also participated in research projects at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory, Paris, at the University of Sussex, England, at the MTA-ELTE Statistical and Biological Physics Research Group, and the MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group.
Her research interests focus on the comparative analysis of dogs' and wolves' cognition, ethorobotics, personality, and behavioural genetics. Her current group, the Senior Family Dog Project, supported by the European Research Council (ERC) explores the cognitive ageing of family dogs in a complex way, using an interdisciplinary approach with behavioural, neuroscientific and genetic testing methods. The results are expected to provide guidelines for a healthy lifestyle toward successful ageing, and to aid our understanding of the biological background human cognitive ageing. They have also established a Dog Brain and Tissue Bank.
Kubinyi has received several grants (e.g. Eötvös Scholarship of the Hungarian Scholarship Board, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund) and awards (L'ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science, Junior Prima, APA Frank A. Beach Comparative Psychology Award are the most renowned among them). She is the principal investigator of an ERC Starting Grant (680040). She is a fellow of the Young Academy of Sciences since 2017.
Kubinyi lectures in ethology and the evolution of canines, behaviour plasticity and human ethology. She has two science blogs for the general public in Hungarian about the behaviour of canines and other animals, and is a regular guest in the media. She is married and has three children (2004: Vanda, Vilja, 2011: András).