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

Emotions, memory and social networks – of Goats

Emotions, memory and social networks – of Goats

Human Animal ScienceJan 5, 20152 min read

“Do goats have emotions?” is something rarely searched for on Google, but if you think about it, it’s a very…

Zoobiquity: connecting the health of humans and animals

Zoobiquity: connecting the health of humans and animals

Have we forgotten that people are animals too? Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology…

A Game of Drones: Using Drones in Conservation

A Game of Drones: Using Drones in Conservation

When someone turns a fun hobby into a game changing tool for good, it’s inspirational! That’s exactly what Lian Pin Koh has achieved in…

Gestures & communication: chimpanzees have a point

Gestures & communication: chimpanzees have a point

Imagine deciphering the first form of intentional communication to be recorded in the animal kingdom, such as how chimpanzees communicate. That’s exactly…

Horse racing’s big hit: why use whips on horses?

Horse racing’s big hit: why use whips on horses?

Why are whips used in horse racing? Do whips make horses run faster or win races? Are jockeys using whips to steer and…


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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.