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Recent News​

Reviews of 'The Dingo Debate' 

October, 2015

In the past few months there have been several reviews of 'The Dingo Debate'. I am pleased to say that all the reviews so far have been favourable! To check them out, follow the links below!


Click here to view the review by Peter Menkorst in the Australian Book Review Magazine (October issue) or  download full pdf here

Click here to view the review by William Geary in 'Wild Melbourne'

Click here to download the pdf of the review by Bill Condie in Cosmos Magazine (October 2015 issue)



CQU's BE Magazine feature on pets in beds 

September issue, 2015

BE Magazine covered human-animal co-sleeping in their latest edition. The article features short interviews with me, and various other staff and students relating to having pets in the bed!


Click here to view the article!



Guest Blog- Science wants to know about the dog in your bed

August 31, 2015

I have just written my second blog post for the awesome 'Do you believe in dog" blog site run by Mia Cobb and Julie Hecht. In the article I discuss human-animal co-sleeping, show some preliminary data we have collected, and also advertise our new study!


Click here to view the post.

Newspaper story: Scientific studies of animal intelligence and emotion reveal surprising traits

August 30, 2015

Stathi Paxinos from The Age (Melbourne) and the Sydney Morning Herald, wrote a feature article on animal intelligence. Stathi interviewed me for the article, where I was able to comment on the intelligence of dingoes, and the nature of the field of animal intelligence. It was great to see such a thorough article.


Click the link to go to the Sydney Morning Herald website to read the article.

Launch of 'The dingo debate' book.

August 3, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that the new book has been officially launched. The book was launched at the Dingo Discovery Centre, in Victoria. The launch was covered by CQU news. Follow the link for photographs from the event.


Click the link to go to the CSIRO website for more information, and to get a copy.


UPDATE: The SBS World News Program also covered the launch of the book. See the media page to watch!



ABC radio interview relating to the book launch and coexisting with wild dogs.

August 5, 2015

I was recently interviewed by Joanna Prendergast from the ABC WA Country Hour, relating to my book, and coexisting with wild dogs/dingoes. 

Click the link to go to the ABC website listen to the interview.

Another story appeared the following day on the ABC. Click here to see/listen.

Australian Journal of Emergency Mangement (AJEM) Special Edition

May 7, 2015

The Journaly recently published a special edition on managing animals in disasters and emergencies. I was lucky enough to author 3 articles in this edition. To check out the edition and my articles,  click here.

How man's best friend hacked our brains for love

April 22, 2015

I was interviewed by journalist Jaskson Stiles from News Daily relating to newly published research relating to the role of gazing, and oxytocin in the successfull domestication of dogs. See the article here.

Concerns around large-animal rescue identification in Australian study

March 13, 2015

My recently published paper relating to large animal rescue in Australia has been covered by

See their article here.

SBS Insight episode- Puppy Love

March 11, 2015 

The SBS Insight episode 'Puppy Love' that I was involved in as a guest animal behaviourst, aired on March 11. The epsiode asked Does your dog love you? It looks at what science has to say about dogs' emotions and delve into what our treatment of them says about the human psyche. See video of the episode here


Dog psychology- do dogs love us back?

March 10, 2015 covered the upcoming episode of Insight. They spoke to me about dog emotions and whether our dogs love us back- check it out! To see the artticle, click here

Australian Geographic story on dog emotions

February 16, 2015 

I was asked recently to provide comment for a story relating to a recent study that was just published on dog emotions in the Journal Current Biology (click here to view research article). To view the media story, click here!



Raining dogs in Gladstone

January 30, 2015 

I was asked recently to provide comment for a story the Gladstone Observer ran about their large population of dogs. To view the article, click here!

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