Humanimals Documentary

My guest blog on “Why Animals Matter” for the Humanimals (2013) documentary which launches in October 2013 at the Adelaide Film Festival.



Sentience Debate at Animal Mosaic


Animal sentience, psychology and sociology; what are the links?

Sentience Topic: Behaviour, Emotions Guest: Dr Nik Taylor and Dr Tania Signa  Date: 19 Mar 2013  
Global Issue: Agriculture, Human- wildlife conflict, Sustainability

Nik received her PhD in Human-Animal Relations from Manchester Metropolitan University.  Since then she has researched links between human and animal directed violence, humane education and animal assisted therapy. Tania is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the Central Queensland University. Tania’s main interests are in the links between interpersonal violence, animal abuse and child abuse.

Nik and Tania will discuss their views on the importance of animal sentience research in relation to human and animal interactions.

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ICAS Oceania Conference

Animal Liberation and Social Justice: An Intersectional Approach to Social Change

When and where: July 6th (Saturday) at the University of Canberra, Australia

Hosted by: Oceania Critical Animal Studies

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Australian Animal Studies Group Conference 2013.

Just found out the AASG have accepted an abstract for their conference in Sydney this year.  Will be fun to catch up with everyone and give a paper (with Tania Signal) on “What’s Right and What’s Wrong? Perceptions of Animal Welfare and Well-being in Australia.”