De Rosa, Fiona

De Rosa, Fiona

PhD Candidate

Research interests / activities:

I am an urban planner/practitioner with an interest in how we integrate companion animals (mainly dogs) into urban environments. I am particularly interested in the inclusion of the animal needs in the planning and design of public and private spaces.
This interest has led me to undertake a PhD with an emphasis on pet ownership in retirement living and aged-care facilities. I intend to explore the benefits and challenges of pet ownership and the welfare of the animal.