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Dr Carri Westgarth BSc MPH PhD

Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Interaction Livestock & One Health


    Personal Statement

    I am a Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Liverpool department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Institute of Infection and Global Health . I previously undertook an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship "Understanding dog ownership and walking for better human health".

    You can find out more about the project at

    My prior post-doctoral position was funded by WALTHAM - "Is pet ownership associated with childhood obesity?".

    I am also 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".

    Prizes or Honours

    • Early Career Scholar Award (International Society for Anthrozoology, 2018)