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Dr Carri Westgarth BSc MPH PhD

Lecturer in Human-Animal Interaction Epidemiology and Population Health


    My research focus is human-animal interactions:

    In particular:
    dog walking and physical activity,
    childhood development and pet ownership,
    dog bite prevention,
    overseas rescue dogs,
    and responsible dog ownership.

    I use both quantitative (epidemiological) and qualitative (sociological) research methods.

    I co-lead the cross-faculty seminar series CHAIR (Connecting Human-Animal Interaction Research)

    Research Grants
    • Perceptions of dog bites: why do they occur and how can they be prevented?
    • Understanding the role of dog ownership and walking for better human health.
    Research Collaborations

    John Henderson

    External: The University of Bristol

    Is pet ownership associated with childhood asthma? NIH funded.

    John Reilly

    External: University of Glasgow

    The Children, Parents and Pets Exercising Together (CPET) Exploratory Trial

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