Taylor, Dr C. Scott

Taylor, Dr C. Scott

Independent Researcher

Research interests / activities:

General research interests: human and non-human animal relationships as they make, shape, condition, use, change, and express spaces.
Specific areas of interest: human-cetacean relations; companion animal relations; the spaces of opposition regarding human-nonhuman animal relations; the ecology of wisdom; multi-species education; interspecies ethics; the work of Vicki Hearne and that of Dr. John C. Lilly.

Lecturer and Research Assistant, University of the Sunshine Coast
Beekeeper and Apiarist advocate
Executive Director,  Cetacean Studies Institute 1996-2016  –  http://www.dolphintale.com

I have presented a variety of papers at conferences, as well as numerous public presentations; been a commentator and interviewee on television programs internationally; produced and presented hundreds of lectures on human-dolphin relations; been the associate producer, co-writer, and presenter of a TV documentary, ‘The Dolphin Story’, Dir. Richard Mordaunt, Coolamon Films, and much more.




Taylor, C. S. & Carter, J. (2013) The agency of dolphins: towards interspecies embassies as sites of engagement with ‘significant otherness’. Geographical Research, 51, 1 1-10. Taylor, C. S. (2014) Geographies of the Liminal Dolphin: toward an understanding of the contested spaces of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy. Doctoral thesis. Maroochydore, University of the Sunshine Coast. http://research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/usc:13419 Taylor, C. S. (2009) The dolphin-human connection: Embassy or zoo-without-walls? Honours dissertation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Human Geography. Maroochydore, University of the Sunshine Coast. http://research.usc.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/usc:11769?term=taylor

Potential areas for research supervision: Human-cetacean interaction. Animal Geographies: human attitudes toward ‘captivity’; the spaces of contention in human-nonhuman animal relations; the spaces of intrinsic and extrinsic value: the boundaries of use and abuse; multi-species ethics.