My research focus is human-animal interactions:
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)
Perceptions of dog bites: why do they occur and how can they be prevented?
DOGS TRUST (UK)
September 2016 - December 2019
Understanding the role of dog ownership and walking for better human health.
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)
July 2011 - July 2016
External: The University of Bristol
Is pet ownership associated with childhood asthma? NIH funded.
External: University of Glasgow
The Children, Parents and Pets Exercising Together (CPET) Exploratory Trial