How many people have been bitten by dogs? A cross-sectional survey of prevalence, incidence and factors associated with dog bites in a UK community
| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Megan Brooke, Robert M Christley
Background Dog bite studies are typically based on hospital records and may be biased towards bites requiring significant medical treatment. This study investigated true dog bite prevalence and incidence at a community-level and victim-related risk factors, in order to inform policy and...
Cyprus versus UK: Cultural Differences of Attitudes toward Animals Based on Personality and Sensational Interests
| Contributor(s):: Zalaf, Alexia, Egan, Vincent
The aim of the present study was to see if positive attitudes toward animals can be predicted by the personality traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness, and whether higher levels of militaristic interests may lead to less positive attitudes. Militarism was expected to be predicted by lower...
Socio-demographic factors associated with pet ownership amongst adolescents from a UK birth cohort
| Contributor(s):: Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., Westgarth, C.
Vulnerable articulations: the opportunities and challenges of illness and recovery
| Contributor(s):: Trundle, C., Gibson, H., Bell, L.
Hack Back CIC
Hack Back CIC works with a wide range of individuals, all of whom come with significant barriers which prevent them from reaching their full potential in life. Hack Back helps those individuals to overcome their barriers through interaction with a green environment, namely the...
Dog handlers' experiences of therapy dogs' impact on life near death for persons with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Craftman, A., Grundberg, A., Wiklund, E., Valiaho, N., Hagelin, C. L.
Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca Jean Leonardi
The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...
Gareloch Riding for the Disabled
We were founded in 1976. We are a registered charity (SC028645) and are affiliated to the national RDA. We cater for adults, children and young people and currently have over 50 riders with a wide range of abilities. Riders are able to attend weekly or fortnightly. Our catchment area...
The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital
| Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.
Dog ownership supports the maintenance of physical activity during poor weather in older English adults: cross-sectional results from the EPIC Norfolk cohort
| Contributor(s):: Yu-Tzu Wu, Robert Luben, Andy Jones
Background Dog ownership has been suggested to encourage physical activity in older adults and may enhance resilience to poor environmental conditions. This study investigates the role of dog ownership and walking as a means of supporting the maintenance of physical activity in older adults...
The Contextual Cat: Human–Animal Relations and Social Meaning in Anglo-Saxon England
| Contributor(s):: Kristopher Poole
The growing popularity of relational approaches to agency amongst archaeologists has led to increased attention on the specific contexts of interaction between humans and their material worlds. Within such viewpoints, non-humans are perceived as agents in their own right and placed on an equal...
The idea of Future Roots was founded by Julie Plumley in 2006. She grew up on a dairy farm in Dorset, and qualified as a social worker in 1998 and felt that the young people she was helping through troubled times would benefit from learning & development in a farm...
Woollying the Boundaries: Perceptions of, and Interventions into, Upland Sheep Farming in Wales
| Contributor(s):: Ffion Jones
This thesis uses an interdisciplinary methodological approach including art practice, ethnography and autoethnography as a way of examining the relationship between a farming family and their upland sheep farm in mid- Wales. It draws on the ethnographic methods of ‘participant...
A Comparison of the Guide Dog Movements of England and the United States
| Contributor(s):: Eames, E., Eames, T.
Arrival Stories: Using Participatory, Embodied, Sensory Ethnography to Explore the Making of an English City for Newly Arrived International Students
| Contributor(s):: Stevenson, Andrew
Attachment Style Is Related to Quality of Life for Assistance Dog Owners
| Contributor(s):: White, N., Mills, D., Hall, S.
Attachment styles have been shown to affect quality of life. Growing interest in the value of companion animals highlights that owning a dog can also affect quality of life, yet little research has explored the role of the attachment bond in affecting the relationship between dog ownership and...
Dispelling the myths of animal-assisted care
Negotiating acquired spinal conditions: Recovery with/in bodily materiality and fluids
| Contributor(s):: Jeffries, J. M.
The Impact of a Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Harris, A., Williams, J. M.
Therapy Dogs Nationwide
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TDN came into being early in 2016 and is managed entirely by volunteers. Our volunteers have the unique privilege of volunteering with their own temperament tested Therapy Dogs; some with over 10 years experience and always focused on caring for people in the community. Using animals...