SCAS at ISAZ 2023!

The 32nd International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) Conference is open for registration. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh in the beautiful capital of Scotland, the event takes place from June 15 – 18, 2023.

Click here for the ISAZ conference homepage.

The programme includes varied and insightful presentations from scholars and professionals from around the world who are working in the field of human-animal studies. Many talks and workshops will appeal to SCAS members. These include topics related to companion animals, the human-animal bond (HAB), animal assisted intervention (AA!), and a workshop on Pets and Housing. Some of the titles from our grantees, trustees, and members are listed below:

SCAS Trustee Dr. Sandra McCune will give a keynote address on the history and future of human-animal interaction research and its use in policy and practice.

Dr. Sandra McCune and SCAS Chair Dr Elizabeth Ormerod will lead a workshop on Pets & Housing: Global Challenges and Solutions.

Luciana Santos de Assis is presenting research funded by the SCAS 2021 funding round: Understanding landlord decisions in relation to pet friendly renting in order to minimise concerns.  

Roxanne Hawkins will present a project supported by the SCAS 2022 funding round: The Human-Animal Bond in Young People’s Self-Management of Mental Health Difficulties.

Megan Mueller and Erin King will present research findings related the SCAS 2020 funding round: Dog interactions and psychophysiology in adolescents with social anxiety.

SCAS member Tracie Faa-Thompson is leading a workshop Animal Sentience, voluntary engagement, participation & choices in AAI.

SCAS member and volunteer communication officer Kris Hill is presenting some of her PhD research exploring the feline perspective on guardianship and agency.

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