Role of animal companions in the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women

As part of a project being undertaken by researchers at Flinders University, Dr Damien Riggs, Dr Nik Taylor, Dr Heather Fraser and Ms Shoshana Rosenberg are looking to speak with Australian lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women aged 18 years and over who live with animal companions (i.e., animals who live in the home).

Participating in an interview is an opportunity to share your experiences or thoughts about animal companionship, including the support that animals can provide through good times and bad, your views on the intersections of politics and animal wellbeing, and your thoughts on how human service providers support women and their animal companions.

Interviews will occur at a time and place convenient to women who are interested in participating. Women living in South Australia may choose to be interviewed in person or via Skype. Women living outside of South Australia may participate in a Skype interview. Interviews will be audio recorded, and your personal information will not appear in any reports or publications that arise from the research. Copies of reports will be provided to you on completion of the project at your request.

If you are interested in taking part in an interview, or would like more information about the research project, please contact the researchers on

This research has been approved by the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee, Project ID#7767


  1. Are you still seeking participants to be interviewed for the above research project? If so, please send me as much info as you can as myself and others I know are very interested. Many thanks, Sonja.

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