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Research Fellow in Human-Animal Interaction, University of Liverpool

I have recently completed an MRC Population Health Scientist Research Fellowship at the University of Liverpool department of Epidemiology and Population Health. My fellowship is entitled "Understanding dog ownership and walking for better human health". I am also a Tenure Track Research Fellow in the Institute of Infection and Global 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".


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Liverpool


  • 2012 
    University of Liverpool, Masters in Public Health
  • 2008 
    University of Liverpool, PhD
  • 2002 
    University of Liverpool, BSc Combined Honours Zoology and Genetics