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PhD Candidate

University of Tasmania
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Children's literature; animal activism; environmental protection

Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

University of Technology Sydney
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Cultural representations of the Australian White Ibis; Ibis rewildings

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Alloun, Esther

PhD Student / Sessional Tutor / Research Assistant

University of Wollongong
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Animal politics, race, nationalism and settler colonialism; animal/vegan activism in Israel-Palestine

Website/blog: Academia
Roslyn Appleby

Senior Lecturer

University of Technology Sydney
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Posthumanism and human-animal relationships; Gender and Sexuality; Masculinities

Senior Research Officer

RMIT University
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Mundane and normalised practices involving animals and the temporal and spatial sites in which they occur.

Senior Lecturer, English Literature

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Animal representations in recent Australian (particularly female authored) fiction; dingo representations and wild life management practice

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Armstrong, Philip. Professor

Professor of English

University of Canterbury

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Animals and nature in literature, cultural representations and practices; animals and colonialism, decolonisation and globalisation

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Independent Scholar

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Animal rights and environmentalism

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
Summary:

Death, Human-Animal Relations

Artist

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Art and animality; human-animal relations

Baynes-Rock, Marcus

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The co-evolution of humans and large carnivores and the interface between these species in contemporary societies.
The effects of large carnivores on processes of animal domestication, past and present.

PhD Candidate

The University of Melbourne

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Cannibalism; Animal studies; Cultural studies; Ethics

PhD Candidate

Queensland University of Technology
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Vegan nutrition

PGCE Student

University of Oxford

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Anthrozoology; the depiction and villainisation of predators in modern media

Independent Scholar


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Animal Ethics; Animal and environmental protection

PhD Candidate

University of Sydney
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Human-animal relationships in the intersection of sustainability studies, ecological thought and social change for sustainability.
Welfare conceptions of the thoroughbred industry and of animal protection organisations.

Bezan, Dr Sarah

Newton International Fellow

University of Sheffield
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Evolutionary literature/poetics/film/art; Charles Darwin; decomposition

Lecturer, Level B
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

University of Tasmania

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Animal Welfare; Canine Health.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate and Lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art

University of Edinburgh
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Animals and contemporary art; ethical strategies in contemporary art practice

Website/blog: www.ronaldjbinnie.com

Adjunct

Griffith University
Summary:

Human/animal ethics and aesthetics in films studies; representations of human/animal evolution

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Senior Lecturer

Monash University
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Child and animal relationships; the role of the animal in early childhood educational settings; animals and tourism; posthuman theory

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Honorary Fellow

University of Wollongong
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Representations of animals in culture; ecocriticism; posthumanism; anthropomorphism

Lecturer

University of Wollongong
Summary:

Human-Animal Relations; Philosophy

Bough, Dr Jill

Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Newcastle

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Donkeys and their representation in human cultures

PhD Candidate

University of Wollongong
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The politics of meat; the politics of animal welfare and animal rights in Australia

Senior Research Fellow
School of the Arts, English and Media

University of Wollongong

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Animal Studies; modernist art and literature; critical and cultural theory with a focus on the lived experiences of non-human animals – particularly those in the cattle industries in Australia. Founder and chief editor of Animal Studies Journal

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate

La Trobe University
Summary:

Dog welfare; ethical dog acquisition, 'breed' and dog caretaking attitudes and discourses

Research Fellow

Durham University
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Critical Animal Studies; Critical Plant Studies; Deconstruction; Ecocriticism; Postcolonialism

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate

Melbourne Law School
Summary:

Animal welfare law and regulation

Website/blog: SSRN Profile

Independent Scholar

University of Sydney

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Evolutionary thanatology, animal emotion, human-nonhuman animal relations, animal self-determination and liberation

Graduate Student

University of Melbourne
Summary:

Literary representations of animals, domestication and feminism

Butler, Dr Deborah

Research Assistant

University of Warwick
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Horse racing and animal perspectives, training methods, class and gender in human-animal relationships

Website/blog: ResearchGate
Caulfield, Dr Malcolm

Honorary Research Fellow

University of Wollongong
Summary:

Animal law and science; Animal welfare

Website/blog: ResearchGate

Professor, Sociology and Social Policy

University of Sydney
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Ethics; human rights and animal rights; non-human subjectivities; multispecies communities

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Chen, Dr Peter

Senior Lecturer

University of Sydney

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Animal welfare; new media and the politics of animal protection

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Master's Student

Lund University

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Critical animal studies; human ecology

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
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Multi-species ethnography; animal biography

Masters student, University of Divinity
Associate Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics


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Farm- and working-animal welfare, including live export; ethical food production; animals as “raw materials” and research subjects; animal abuse and neglect (particularly concerning farm animals)

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
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Veterinary medicine; cognition; moral agency in animals

Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

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Extinction; Cultural Studies; Species History

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Associate Lecturer, UNSW Art + Design

PhD Candidate, MADA, Monash University
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Histories of non-human animal introductions (particularly birds) into the 'New World'. 19th century house sparrow introductions into Brooklyn, Buenos Aires and Melbourne.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Independent Scholar

Artist
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Contemporary art and animals; animal-human reciprocal gaze; ethics, aesthetics and animal advocacy; representations of companion animals in art, representations of farm animals in art.

Website/blog: www.barbaradover.com

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
Summary:

Human-animal relationships in Māori literature

Honorary Senior Fellow,
School of Law

University of Wollongong

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The intersection between animal law and public law, particularly issues such as accountability and transparency in lawmaking and enforcement.

QMomentum Visiting Scholar, School of Justice

Queensland University of Technology
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Human-animal dynamics and governance; discourse, policy and justice

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Fijn, Dr Natasha

Research Fellow

Australian National University
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Animal studies, visual anthropology, observational film, eco-humanities, etho-ethnography/ethno-ethology, animal domestication, Mongolia, cross-cultural perceptions and attitudes towards other animals.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate

University of Melbourne

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Representation of animals in literature; animals and contemporary Australian poetry

Lecturer in Japanese

University of Queensland
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Animal studies and literature, fairy tales, animal representations and human-animal relationships

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Associate Professor in Social Science

Queensland University of Technology
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Human-animals studies; Social Work; Domestic violence and companion animals

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Freeman, Dr Carol

Adjunct Researcher

University of Tasmania

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The representation of animals in scientific literature, film, wildlife documentaries, contemporary and historical writing, fiction and advertising

PhD Candidate

Macquarie University
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Animal ethics; animal consciousness and cognition

PhD Candidate

University of Liverpool
Summary:

Human-animal interactions and relationships; human behaviour change models for improving animal welfare

Gadenne, Donelle

PhD Candidate

Edge Hill University

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Veterinary nursing, vegan abolitionist, Critical Animal Studies

Website/blog: Academia

Honours student, Psychology

University of Adelaide
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Psychology; the human-animal bond

PhD Candidate

University of Melbourne
Summary:

Animal welfare science; companion animals

PhD Candidate

University of Melbourne
Summary:

Birds in ancient Rome, human/bird relations throughout history.

PhD Candidate

University of Newcastle
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Ethnography; relationships between humans and dogs within the greyhound racing community of New South Wales

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Hadley, Dr John

Senior Lecturer, Philosophy

Western Sydney University
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Animal and environmental ethics, assisting wild animals in need, animal rights extremism, the reporting of animal research in the media, and the ethical limits of veterinary expenditure

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Coordinator

Byron Underwater Research Group
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The rights of nature; decolonizing non-human – human interactions.

Independent
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Grief and Bereavement, Wildlife care, Student education and supervision.

Independent Scholar

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Art; Animal welfare

Independent Scholar

Victoria University

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Duties of Care in Law owed to Animals
Veterinary Law as it applies to laypersons

PhD Candidate

University of Waikato
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Young children's empathy towards animals; animal advocacy

PhD Candidate

La Trobe University
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Critical Animal Studies, Queer Theory, Gender Studies

Visual Artist

Casual Academic, National Art School

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Human-animal perpectives; art

Website/blog: www.claudejones.com

PhD Candidate
New Zealand Centre for Human Animal Studies

University of Canterbury
Summary:

Dog wellbeing; Dog training; Dog behaviour

Website/blog: Journey Dog Training

Lecturer

University of New South Wales
Summary:

Animals and food; animals and art; animals in feminist theory; "tranimals" (animal inside trans-); performance

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Senior Lecturer, Filmmaking

Liverpool John Moores University
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Hybrid film forms, animals and landscape in film, posthumanism,

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Lecturer

Deakin University

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Animal rights; nonhuman animals and the law

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Independent Scholar

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Researching animals in art; animal mascots; the human-animal bond.

Website/blog: Academia

PhD Candidate

RMIT University
Summary:

Social work; interspecies homelessness; animal rights

Website/blog: Student Profile
Laird, Dr Tessa

Lecturer, Critical and Theoretical Studies

University of Melbourne (VCA, School of Art)
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The cultural history of bats; animal art theory and criticism (colour theory, human-animal relations, theory for the Anthropocene, decolonisation); animal language; plant sentience; more-than-human perception

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Independent Scholar

Researcher and Director, EVER

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Rabbits, rabbit perspectives and rabbit exploitation; Animal rights; Vegan education

Website/blog: EVER Sanctuary

Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

University of Wollongong
Website/blog: Staff Profile

Assoc. Prof. of English /ARC Future Fellow

School of Humanities/Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

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Literature; Animal Studies; Antarctic Studies

PhD Candidate

University of New South Wales

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Writer

University of Technology Sydney

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Dingo - human relationships

Website/blog: Academia

PhD Candidate, School of Arts

University of New England
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Representations of dogs and human–dog relationships in life writing

Website/blog: Student Profile

PhD Candidate

University of Canterbury
Summary:

Compassionate Conservation; Pest Control; Speciesism

Professor

Southern Cross University
Summary:

Social construction of non-human animals through tourism and leisure

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Lecturer in Information Management

University of South Australia
Summary:

The use of grazing animals in the management of modern orchards; applications of organic and sustainable systems in agriculture

Website/blog: Staff Profile
LaTrobe University

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Animal ethics; political philosophy; research ethics

Deputy Head of School, School of Arts

University of New England, NSW

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Research interests include the perceptions of animals in nineteenth-century Britain, and human and animal studies as a discipline

Website/blog: Staff profile

Lecturer in Law
School of Business and Law

CQUniversity Australia
Summary:

Australia’s animal protection regime.
The protection of domesticated animals as a socio-legal problem.

PhD Candidate, Sessional Teaching and Research Academic

Queensland University of Technology
Summary:

Animal welfare regulation in the live export trade, green and eco criminology, species justice, critical and non-speciesist criminology

Lecturer/Tutor

University of Melbourne

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Creative writing, animal studies.

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

University of Wollongong
Summary:

Linguistics research -
counter discourses of meat consumption and factory farming. The conflation of individual and species interests of non-human animals in environmental/ ecological discourses

Moore, Dr Gina

Lecturer, Animation and Interactive Media

RMIT University, Melbourne

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art and technology, digital media, 3D animation, procedural modelling, procedural animation, virtual reality

Website/blog: Personal Website
mowson, lynn

Research Assistant & Steering Committee Member, Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network

University of Melbourne

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Artist and animals' advocate working with imagery responding to the horrors of the dairy industry

Publishing Manager

Sydney University Press
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The relationship between symbolism, attitude to and treatment of animals in ancient and modern Cyprus; animal studies publishing

Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development

Deakin University

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Cattle trafficking and cattle industries in India; livestock industries; biopower; animals and urbanisms/urban planning

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Senior Lecturer
School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

Australian National University
Summary:

The representation of animals in contemporary literature; Critical Animal Literary Studies.

Neumark, Norie. Professor

Honorary Professorial Fellow, VCA; Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

VCA, University of Melbourne; and La Trobe University
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Practice-based research; co-composing art and cultural work with nonhuman animals

Website/blog: out-of-sync

Senior Researcher,
School of Social & Policy Studies

Flinders University

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Positive training, operant conditioning for companion, zoo, farm animals; animals and public health; impact and human control/management of introduced species; attitudes toward and policies on urban animals.

Website/blog: Staff Profile
O’Sullivan, Dr Siobhan

Lecturer

University of New South Wales
Summary:

Animal welfare policy; Environmental ethics. Siobhan presents a regular podcast, Knowing Animals, on all things animal and ethics related.

Professor of Law

Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Summary:

Animal welfare regulation; Free range and higher animal welfare labelling; the politics, ethics and regulation of food.

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Paterson, Dr Mandy

Principal Scientist

RSPCA Queensland
Phillips, Dr Perdita

Independent Scholar

Summary:

Animals in contemporary art; interactions between human and nonhuman worlds; animals in science; critical natural histories; animal vocalisation and bioacoustics

Website/blog: Website
Potts, Annie. Professor

Professor and Cultural Studies Programme Coordinator, English and Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Creative Arts

University of Canterbury

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Co-Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at Canterbury University, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Website/blog: Staff Profile
Probyn-Rapsey, Fiona.  Professor
School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong

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Fiona’s research connects feminist critical race studies and Animal studies, examining where, when and how gender, race and species intersect.

Website/blog: Academia

Doctor of Creative Arts candidate

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Sun bears and conservation

Tutor

University of Melbourne
Summary:

Literary animal studies; creative writing

Website/blog: Academia

Associate Professor, English Department

Tamkang University, Taiwan
Summary:

Eco-criticism; eco-film; posthumanism; animal studies; animal and plant representation in Australian literature

Independent Scholar

Summary:

Animal rights and ethics; Psychology, philosophy and animal ethics

Master's Student (Social Work)

Massey University
Summary:

Social Work; animal violence; domestic violence

PhD Candidate

University of Tasmania
Summary:

Popular romance studies; animal studies; narratology

Associate Professor
Media & Cultural Studies

Edith Cowan University

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Public attitudes to animal welfare in Australia; animal activists' use of social media to advance their campaigns

Russell, Dr Denise
Philosophy, University of Wollongong
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Whaling; cetacean vocalisation; environmental philosophy; animals and ethics

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate

Australian National University

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Animal health, illness and healing practices in society, with a focus on Tibet, Bhutan and the Indian subcontinent.

Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Communication

University of Southern Queensland
Summary:

Animals in live performance; Animals and eco tourism; Wildlife conservation

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology and Social Policy

University of Sydney
Summary:

Theories of interspecies justice; political emotions and moral psychology; interspecies friendship and love; ignorance studies; politics of neurodiversity

Website/blog: Academia
Auckland/Victoria University
Summary:

Media and philosophy; domination and imprisonment

Professor, Psychology

Central Queensland University
Summary:

Human-Animal interaction; potential links between personality factors (especially empathy), interpersonal violence and the treatment of animals; community attitudes regarding farm animal welfare

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Subject Coordinator, tutor and supervisor

University of Melbourne

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Creative writing; Ecofeminism; Human-Animal studies

Website/blog: Academia

Associate Professor, Film and Television Studies

Monash University
Summary:

Nonfiction screen media, animals and eco cinema

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Master's Student

University of Canterbury

Campaign Manager

Humane Society International
Summary:

Anthrozoology, critical animal studies, political ecology, effective animal advocacy

PhD Candidate/Casual Academic

Flinders University
Summary:

Species inclusive research, sociology of human-animal studies, critical animal studies and human-companion animal relations

Independent Researcher

Summary:

Human-cetacean relations; companion animal relations; the spaces of opposition regarding human-nonhuman animal relations; the ecology of wisdom; multi-species education; interspecies ethics

Taylor, Nik. A/Professor

Associate Professor

Flinders University

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Sociology of human-animal relations

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Independent scholar

Townend, Dr Christine

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Founder and trustee, Kalimpong Animal Shelter, Darjeeling Animal Shelter;
Patron, Help in Suffering Animal Shelter, Jaipur;
Assistant Editor, Australian Animal Protection Law Journal

PhD Candidate, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM)

University of Sydney

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Raising the importance of protecting existing wildlife populations in local urban planning; The relationship between front-line emergency responders and companion animal ‘owners’ or guardians in natural disasters

Australasian Bat Night Coordinator; Convenor Flying-fox subcommittee

Australasian Bat Society
Summary:

Flying-fox management and community attitudes

van Dooren, Thom. A/Professor

Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow

University of Sydney

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Environmental Philosophy; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Ethics; Conservation and Extinction; Wildlife Management; Birds (esp. Corvids)

Website/blog: thomvandooren.org

PhD Candidate

University of Wollongong

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Human conflicts regarding wildlife; macropod management in the Australian Capital Territory

Website/blog: Academia
Villanueva, Dr Gonzalo

Early Career Researcher

University of Melbourne

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History of animal activism; History of the Australian animal movement; Australian politics;  Social movement studies; the global activism of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Website/blog: Academia
Wadiwel, Dr Dinesh

Senior Lecturer, Human Rights and Socio-legal Studies

University of Sydney

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Sovereignty and the nature of rights, violence, race and critical animal studies.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

PhD Candidate and Tutor

University of Sydney
Summary:

Animals in sport and recreation; the human-animal bond; horse and human relations from an educational, psychological and social justice perspective.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Juris Doctor (Law) Student, Research Assistant

University of Melbourne
Summary:

Animals and the law

Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania
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Primary research interest is the relationship between how nonhuman animals are depicted and what this might have to say about how these animals are thought about and treated.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Senior Lecturer in History

Department of Public Affairs and Environmental Studies, Laikipia University, Kenya

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Ecological history of precolonial Africa, Nomadic Pastoralism, Environmental History and Political Economy of Colonialism

White, Dr Steven

Lecturer, Griffith Law School

Griffith University
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Animal protection ethics, law and policy.
Environmental law with a focus on wild animal protection.
Regulatory studies and protection of animals.

Website/blog: Staff Profile

Program Director, Bachelor of Health Sciences

University of South Australia

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The intersections of human and animal leisure; Pets, health and older people

Lecturer

Swinburne University of Technology

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Connections and disjunctions of child/animal relations; animals and early childhood education; ecological justice

Website/blog: Staff Profile