I am currently available to provide research supervision on a variety of topics from animal behaviour to human-animal interactions.
Past and present students include:
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Veronika Czerwinski (Adelaide University) (2013-2017). Associate Supervisor.
The Influence of Maternal Care on Stress-related Responses in Puppies, Canis familiaris.
Joshua Trigg (CQUniversity) (2013-2018). Associate Supervisor.
Animal-human entanglements within the disaster preparedness context: A bond-centred exploration of companion animal related risk-taking by guardians.
Michael Cvirn (CQUniversity) (2012-2018). Associate Supervisor
The effects of heat, sleep restriction, and exercise on the cognitive performance of firefighters during a wildland fire simulation
2014- Simon Pols (Adelaide University). Associate Supervisor.
Natural selection versus artificial selection: microevolution in the cranial and post cranial morphology of dogs.
2014- Rob Appleby (Griffith University). External Supervisor.
The ecology, behaviour and management of the Fraser Island dingo
2017- Petra Edwards (Adelaide University). Associate Supervisor.
How can we reduce stress in dogs when visiting veterinarian clinics?
PSYCHOLOGY CLINICAL MASTERS (6th year)
Taya Coates (CQUniversity). Equine assisted therapy: Locus of control and adult trauma victims.
PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS (4th year)
Jasmine Wilkes (CQUniversity). Is there a relationship between owners’ attitudes towards ownership and dog behavioural problems?
Kalan Ward (Adelaide University). People’s perceptions of staffy-type dogs at an animal shelter.
Brenton Williams (CQUniversity). Encephalisation in the Canidae..
Joy Smith (CQUniversity). Development of a scale to measure Australian attitudes towards wildlife (AAWS).
Gillian McDermott (CQUniversity). Decoding the nature of dingo-human interactions on Fraser Island.
Rachel Holligan (Adelaide University). Can cognitive behavioural tests be used to determine individual differences and appropriate career pathway in assistance dogs?
Maddison Howie (CQUniversity). Predictors of Human Attachment in Human-Dog Relationships.
Stephanie Jarvis (CQUniversity). ‘What’s in a pet’s name?’ Investigation into the psychological predictors for naming companion animals.
Johanna Aldersey (Adelaide University). Can simple behaviour tests be used to direct career pathway in assistance dogs?
Petra Edwards (Adelaide University). One size fits all? Selection and use of harnesses and halters by dog owners.
Kristie Hume (Adelaide University). Hyperextension of the neck: a comparative study between dingoes and greyhounds.
Jessica Mack (CQUniversity). Human-animal co-sleeping: the implications for sleep quality and quantity.
Brett Bodsworth (CQUniversity). Bushfire management and livestock owners' decisions: more than just the animals.
Peta Hazelton (CQUniversity). Human-animal co-sleeping practices among Australian dog owners.
Ashley Dale (CQUniversity). Teachers' attitudes towards Animal-Assisted Therapy for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Suzanne Hallett (Adelaide University) The influence of domestication on the cognitive function of canids.
Lucy Braendler (Adelaide University) The Relationship Between Stress and Learning in Dogs Newly Relinquished to an Animal Shelter.
Tess Armstrong (CQUniversity). Expectation versus Reality: The Utility of Subjective Measures in Assessing Performance Impairment in Australian Volunteer Fire Fighters.
Tamika Christoforou (CQUniversity). Safety is a State of Mind: The Effects of Multi-Stressor Environments on the Cognitive Functioning of Volunteer Fire Fighters.
Emma Barry (CQUniversity). The Effect of Sleep Restriction on the Perception of Cognitive and Physical Performance in Bushland Firefighters.
DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE RESEARCH PROJECT (ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY)
Mei Yuaen Poh (co-supervisor Rachel Norris). Hyperflexibility of the hip joint in dingoes (Canis dingo) compared to dogs (Canis familiaris).
Christie Ma Hong Kei (co-supervisor Rachel Norris). Orbital angle in the Australian dingo (Canis dingo).
Current projects I am involved with include:
Identity of the Australian dingo
Non-lethal management of dingoes
Attitudes toward wildlife and conservation
Dingo anatomy and physiology
The interactions between dingoes and people
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Promoting human-carnivore co-existence: Examining non-lethal tools for sustainable dingo management
2018/19 CQUniversity (Merit Grant) $30,850
Dr Bradley Smith, Dr Kathryn Moseby, Dr Euan Ritchie, Prof. Owen Nevin, Mr Robert Appleby
The population, behaviour and management of dingoes at Telfer Mine, Western Australia
2015/16 CQUniversity and Newcrest Mining (Linkage grant) $31,000
Dr Bradley Smith, Mr Robert Appleby
Behavioural development in a unique Australian mammal: The dingo (Canis dingo)
2013 CQUniversity (Seed Grant Scheme) $11,304
Dr Bradley Smith, Prof Clive Wynne