Associate (PhD Candidate - Latrobe)
Sonya McDowall is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University in partnership with the University of Adelaide. She is also completing her MBA at the University of Adelaide. She has an interest in animal welfare and the role humans influence outcomes for companion animals, assistance animals and animal assisted therapies, with a primary focus on dogs. Her current PhD aims to explore whether the Social Determinants of Health in humans influence companion animal welfare outcomes. Sonya brings extensive experience in human health, combined with her research in animal welfare, provides a well rounded and unique scope to this profession. Sonya also provides academic support to both the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Veterinary Technology programs at the University of Adelaide.
Committee Member of The Australian Veterinary Association (SA Branch)
Member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)