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Dr John Bradshaw

Biography

My current professional focus is on making the science of anthrozoology accessible to pet owners, through books and other media  - click here or on the Impact tab for more detail.

I was formerly Reader in Companion Animal Behaviour and University Research Theme Leader for Animal Welfare & Behaviour at the University of Bristol.  My academic post prior to that was a Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Southampton (1987-2003), where I founded the Anthrozoology Institute.

Honours received include the RSPCA/BSAS Award for Innovative Developments in Animal Welfare (2014) and the BVA Wooldridge Medal (2015).

I was one of the founders of the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ), and formerly acted as Science Chair for the International Association of Human-Animal Interactions Organisations (IAHAIO).  I have been a member of the Council of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) and served on its Accreditation Committee from 1999-2015.