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Recent News​

Guest commentary for SBS Insight: Our dogs may love us, but that doesn't mean we should treat them like humans

April 26, 2016

In lieu of SBS replaying their episode of 'puppy love' which I was a guest panelist, they asked me to write a short commentary on anthropormorphising dogs- which was one of the themes of the show.

The short article can be viewed here.


How did the dingo get to Australia?

April 4, 2016

A paper by Melanie Fillios and Paul TaçonI published in the Journal of Archaeological Science discussed the origin of the dingo. The story was picked up by Leigh Dayton from Science Magazine. Leigh contacted me to give some comment on this exciting new work. Seems we are getting closer and closer to uncovering the dingo's origins!

The story can be viewed here.


MRI scans used to prove dogs can recognise emotional states in humans 

March 3, 2016

I was asked by the ABC Radio National to provide comment on some great new research that has just been released. The research looked at the use of functional MRI to look inside the 'dogs' brain. The ABC story can be found here. The story was also picked up by I F**ken Love Science blog.


More reviews of 'The Dingo Debate'...

February, 2016

Since the release of 'The Dingo Debate' in August 2015, there have been several reviews of the book (see 2015 posts). In 2016, more reviews have been published, including a story by Tim Low in the Sydney Morning Herald (and subseuqnetly many other papers around Australia that took the story). Click here to read the full story.






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