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Dr John Bradshaw


My current focus is in making the science of cat and dog welfare accessible to pet owners, through books, articles, radio and television.  My latest book, CAT SENSE, was published in 2013 in both the UK and the USA, and featured in the non-fiction best-seller lists in both countries: it is being translated into Dutch, Finnish, German, French, Polish and Japanese.  Together with Professor Alan Wilson of the Royal Veterinary College and Dr Sarah Ellis of the University of Lincoln, I appeared in the BBC Horizon TV programmes “The Secret Life of the Cat” and “Little Cat Diaries”, which drew record audiences when first broadcast in the summer of 2013: a further three-part series is being made by BBC2 TV for airing in October 2014.


Cat Sense

My previous book, DOG SENSE/IN DEFENCE OF DOGS (2011), was also a best-seller in both the UK and the USA, and has been translated into Dutch, German, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Finnish, Czech, Japanese and Korean. TV appearances in 2013 and 2014 included “The Wonder of Dogs” (BBC2) and “Dogs: Their Secret Lives” (Channel 4).  Feature articles have included Great Thinkers on Dogs in "The BARk" magazine (USA).

Dog Sense covers

I also write regularly for magazines, including BBC Focus/Wildlife/Countryfile, Your Cat, and New Scientist.

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Upcoming/recent public events:

Dateline NBC with Hoda Kotb, September 2014
BBC2 TV Catwatch, October 7th/8th/9th 2014
FECAVA (GTVMT Symposium) Munich, Germany, 7th-8th November 2014

Podcasts etc

Dogs: Their Secret Lives - Aggression   Channel 4 TV, 26th August 2014
Yahoo! Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth, March 2014
BBC Radio 4  Show Me the Way to Go Home, broadcast 1st January 2014
Dogs: Their Secret Lives (TV - Channel 4, October 2013)
NPR: Fresh Air with Terry Gross (cats - September 5th 2013)
Focus magazine podcast September 2013
BBC Radio 4 Dog Days (July 2013)
BBC4 TV: Woof: A Horizon Guide to Dogs (March 2012)
Microphilosophy - with Julian Baggini and Prof Christine Nicol (January 2012)
Guardian Science podcast, with Alok Jha (August 2011)
NPR: Fresh Air with Terry Gross (dogs - May 2011)