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Cluny South PhD (UBC)
I hold a Ph.D in Psychology, and the behavioural science of Conservation Marketing from University of British Columbia. I have taught a wide range of courses in psychology, business and research methods over the last decade at undergraduate and graduate level. I teach sessionally at SFU and UBC alongside my full time teaching at KPU. I also work as a consultant in the area of human-animal interaction and conservation behavioural science for non-profit and government organizations such as the BC SPCA, Environment Canada and Dept of Environment and Natural Resources. I have a background in supervising students at SFU and UBC and am interested in supervising KPU Psychology honours students.
- Society for the Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations (PHAIR)
- International Society of Anthrozoogy (Human-Animal Interaction)
- Scientific Fellow Zoological Society of London
- Canadian Psychological Association
Areas of Interest
I have research interests in the psychology of human-animal interaction, primarily from an intergroup perspective. My research in this area focuses in the areas of anthropomorphism and dehumanization and ingroup/outgroup behaviour. I also have experience in animal assisted therapy (AAT) especially on university campuses. My other main research areas of focus are in the applied psychology of conservation and sustainability behaviour change, and in the social psychology of loneliness and belonging.
I am interested in supervising KPU Psychology honours students.