Human Animal Science

Human Animal Science is a regular podcast hosted by Tim Adams and Mia Cobb that takes a scientific view of the world of humans and animals.

Human Animal Science, also known as anthrozoology, is a growing multidisciplinary field of enquiry, and one that produces fascinating topics.

Recent podcasts

Disgusting Animals: what underlies the ‘Eeeww’ factor?

Disgusting Animals: what underlies the ‘Eeeww’ factor?

Human Animal ScienceMay 15, 20151 min read

Do slugs disgust you? How about dog poo, or road kill? Tyler (T.J.) Kasperbauer gained his PhD in Philosophy from…

An evolutionary experiment: when did wolves become dogs and what comes next?

An evolutionary experiment: when did wolves become dogs and what comes next?

When did wolves become dogs? What evolutionary and developmental processes are involved in creating physical variation? Is selection responsible for…

Do fish feel pain? Diving in to the deep end of fish welfare

Do fish feel pain? Diving in to the deep end of fish welfare

Do fish really feel pain? You might assume yes, but you’d be wrong. Kind of. You see – it’s complicated.…

Just walking the dog: what promotes healthy humans?

Just walking the dog: what promotes healthy humans?

Did you know scientists are studying the ways that you walk your dog? What motivates you, how long you exercise for,…

Is your dog optimistic? Cognitive bias in animals

Is your dog optimistic? Cognitive bias in animals

Does your pet have a glass half full, or glass half empty take on life? It’s a recent discovery that many animals can…


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The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation

The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation is a registered charity that funds research into the relationship between animals and humans.

Their mission is to promote the understanding and humane treatment of animals by supporting scientific research that explores the positive effects of their companionship on human health and well-being. They believe that this understanding can help us to create a better world for both animals and people.

Anthrozoology Research Group

The Australian Anthrozoology Research Group is a registered charity that promotes the study of human-animal interactions. They support research into the benefits that come from interacting with animals, be it in a therapeutic, working, or leisure capacity.

The foundation also aims to educate the public about the importance of human-animal interaction and how it can improve our quality of life. They do this through running events, such as lectures and conferences, and by publishing papers and articles on the topic.