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Dr John Bradshaw


My current professional focus is on making animal welfare science 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 BSAS Award for Innovative Developments in Animal Welfare (2014), the BVA Wooldridge Medal (2015) and the RSPCA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science (2018).

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. I am currently a member of the Advisory Council of the charity Cats Protection.