I am Chair in Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Liverpool department of Livestock and One Health, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences . I previously undertook an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship "Understanding dog ownership and walking for better human health".
You can follow the research of my team in the Westgarth Anthrozoology Group at www.facebook.com/waglab.
I am also author of the book 'The Happy Dog Owner' (2021) Welbeck.
I am a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and occasionally teach dog training classes on the Wirral.
My PhD was conducted from 2005-2008 in the University of Liverpool Veterinary Epidemiology Group and was entitled "Contact between dogs, and between dogs and people".