The team

Principal Investigator and Human Geography Work Package Lead
University of Edinburgh

Krithika is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of political ecology and animal studies. Her work draws on research in South Asia to rethink globally established concepts and practices about nature-society relations.

Co-Investigator and History Work Package Lead
University of Liverpool

Chris is Professor in History at the University of Liverpool. His research interests lie predominantly in animal, environmental and cultural history, as well as the history of emotions, the history of medicine, urban history, and transnational history.

Co-Investigator and Psychology Work Package lead.
University of Western Australia

Tim is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia. He is a social and environmental psychologist whose research focusses on processes of social change regarding human relationships with their environments.

Co-Investigator and Behavioural Ecology Work Package Lead
UTS Centre for Compassionate Conservation

Dan is the Director of the UTS Centre for Compassionate Conservation and an Associate Professor in the TD School at UTS. His research is a conservation biologist with an interest in behavioural ecology, wild animal welfare, coexistence, and wildlife-human interactions.

Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator for Behavioural Ecology Work Package
TD School, University of Technology Sydney

Rosalie is Senior Research Fellow in the Transdisciplinary School at UTS, and also works in the non-government conservation sector. She is a wildlife ecologist whose research, teaching and practice focuses on reimagining conservation of wildlife and protected areas to be more effective, inclusive and equitable.


Post-doctoral Research Associate, History
University of Liverpool

Heeral is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Department of History, University of Liverpool. Her primary research focuses on the history of human-animal relationships and animal 'welfare' in colonial India. She is also interested in global history, environmental history, the history of education and the pedagogy of history.   

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Social Psychology
University of Western Australia

Kevin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Western Australia. His research focuses on the study of intergroup relations, and more especially, in the understanding of Human-Animal relations.

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Human Geography
University of Edinburgh

Guillem is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences. His research integrates more-than-human geographies and political ecologies to study the reciprocal influence of animals and humans on each other's socio-cultural, economic and political lives. 

PhD Researcher
University of Edinburgh

Priya is a PhD Researcher in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. His current research explores everyday knowledges of human-street dog cohabitation in the Central Himalayas, India. He has an interest in cultural geography, environmental anthropology, history, and animal studies. 

PhD Researcher
Centre for Compassionate Conservation, TD School, University of Technology Sydney

Nynke is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at the University of Technology Sydney. Her current research focuses on the behavioural ecology and welfare of Indian street dogs. She has an interest in behavioural biology, wild animal welfare and emotions, and animal-human coexistence.