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

The importance of bees: more than honey

The importance of bees: more than honey

Human Animal ScienceOct 23, 20142 min read

Ever wondered why you should care about bees? Here’s a fact: bees are responsible for the successful production of around a third…

Do children on the autistic spectrum benefit from assistance dogs?

Do children on the autistic spectrum benefit from assistance dogs?

How do parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive the value of assistance dogs? It’s a new area…

Boarding kennels: are dog kennels cruel?

Boarding kennels: are dog kennels cruel?

What happens when your scientific study results contradict all previous research in that area? Science can be surprising, and for Dr Lisa…

Serious fun: animal assisted play therapy

Serious fun: animal assisted play therapy

Most of us know that playing with dogs and horses can be fun, but have you ever considered how important animal-assisted…

Zooarchaeology: bones to answer beastly questions

Zooarchaeology: bones to answer beastly questions

This episode of Human Animal Science will change the way you look at a chicken wishbone, forever! Naomi Sykes is an…


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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.