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Recent Publications


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Henning, J. S. L., Costa, A. G., & Fernandez, E. J. (2023). Shifting attitudes on animal ‘ownership’: Ethical implications for welfare research and practice terminology. Research Ethics, 0(0).


Henning, J., Nielsen, T., Fernandez, E., & Hazel, S. (2023). Cats just want to have fun: Associations between play and welfare in domestic cats. Animal Welfare, 32.


McDowall, S., Hazel, S.J., Chittleborough, C., Hamilton-Bruce, A., Stuckey, R. and Howell, T.J. (2023). The Impact of the Social Determinants of Human Health on Companion Animal Welfare. Animals, 13(6), p.1113.

McDowall, S., Hazel, S.J., Cobb, M. and Hamilton-Bruce, A. (2023). Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Human Health Promotion. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(10), p.5801.

Zoanetti, J., Nielsen, T. D., Tuke, J., Young, J., & Hazel, S. (2023). Australian veterans’ experience of pet ownership: Benefits, costs, and moderating factors’, Human-Animal Interactions. CABI International. doi: 10.1079/hai.2023.0013.

Henning, J. S. L., Nielsen, T., Fernandez, E., & Hazel, S. (2022). Factors associated with play behavior in human-cat dyads. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 52-53, 21-30.


Henning, J., Fernandez, E., Nielsen, T., & Hazel, S. (2022). Play and Welfare in Domestic Cats: Current Knowledge and Future Directions. Animal Welfare.


Henning, J., Nielsen, T., Nettifee, J., Munana, K., & Hazel, S. (2021). Understanding the impacts of feline epilepsy on cats and their owners. The Veterinary Record, 189(11), 1-9.

Fountain, J., & McDonald, P. G. (2022). Do differences in the availability of anthropogenic food resources influence the observed levels of agonistic behaviour in Noisy Miners (Manorina melanocephala)?. Emu-Austral Ornithology, 1-10.

Fountain, J., Hazel, S. J., Ryan, T., & Taylor, P. S. (2020). Operant learning is disrupted when opioid reward pathways are blocked in the domesticated hen. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 232, 105105.

Fernandez, E. J., Myers, M., & Hawkes, N. C. (2021). The Effects of Live Feeding on Swimming Activity and Exhibit Use in Zoo Humboldt Penguins (Spheniscus humboldti). Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens, 2(1), 88-100.

Fernandez, E. J., Ramirez, M., & Hawkes, N. C. (2020). Activity and Pool Use in Relation to Temperature and Water Changes in Zoo Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibious). Animals, 10(6), 1022.

Godinez, A. M., & Fernandez, E. J. (2019). What is the zoo experience? How zoos impact a visitor’s behaviors, perceptions, and conservation efforts. Frontiers in psychology, 10, 1746.Fernandez, E., & Harvey, E. (2021). Enclosure Use as a Measure of Behavioral Welfare in Zoo-Housed African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus). Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 9(2), 88-93.

Payne, E., Sinn, D. L., Spiegel, O., Leu, S. T., Gardner, M. G., Godfrey, S. S., ... & Sih, A. (2021). Consistent after all: behavioural repeatability in a long-lived lizard across a 6-year field study. Animal Behaviour, 174, 263-277.


Leu, S. T., Quiring, K., Leggett, K. E., & Griffith, S. C. (2021). Consistent behavioural responses to heatwaves provide body condition benefits in rangeland sheep. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 234, 105204.


Chaber, A. L., Armstrong, K. N., Wiantoro, S., Xerri, V., Caraguel, C., Boardman, W. S., & Dahl Nielsen, T. (2021). Bat E-Commerce: Insights into the Extent and Potential Implications of this Dark Trade. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, 543.

Armansin, N. C., Stow, A. J., Cantor, M., Leu, S. T., Klarevas-Irby, J. A., Chariton, A. A., & Farine, D. R. (2020). Social barriers in ecological landscapes: The social resistance hypothesis. Trends in ecology & evolution, 35(2), 137-148.

Goncalves Costa, A., Nielsen, T., Dal Grande, E., Tuke, J., & Hazel, S. (2020). Regulatory Compliance in Online Dog Advertisements in Australia. Animals, 10(3), 425.

Hunter, T., van Rooy, D., McArthur, M., Bennett, S., Tuke, J., & Hazel, S. (2020). Mental Health Disease or Preventable Problem? Australian Dog Trainers’ Opinions about Canine Separation Anxiety Differ with Training Style. Animals, 10(8), 1393.

Fernandez, E. J., & Timberlake, W. (2020). Superstition revisited: Sex, species, and adventitious reinforcement. Behavioural Processes, 170, 103979.


Fernandez, E. J., Kinley, R. C., & Timberlake, W. (2019). Training penguins to interact with enrichment devices for lasting effects. Zoo Biology, 38(6), 481-489.

Moloney, G. K., Tuke, J., Dal Grande, E., Nielsen, T., & Chaber, A. L. (2021). Is YouTube promoting the exotic pet trade? Analysis of the global public perception of popular YouTube videos featuring threatened exotic animals. PloS one, 16(4), e0235451.

Nielsen, T.D., Dean, R.S., Massey, A. and Brennan, M.L.  (2015). ‘Survey of the UK veterinary profession 2: Sources of information used by veterinarians’. Veterinary Record. doi:10.1136/vr.103068

Hazel, S. J., & Lloyd, J. K. (2016). The impact of social stress on animal health and welfare. Veterinary Journal, 207, 8-9.


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