Children, adolescents & animals research
Children, adolescents and animals research (caar), is a group of researchers, graduates and doctoral students led by Professor Jo Williams and supported by Dr Janine Muldoon. We explore all aspects of relationships between children, adolescents and animals, and work closely with animal welfare organisations.
18th April 2022
New survey launched!
We are delighted to announce that our survey for children and young people with care experience (aged 12-20 years) is now live. This is part of a project funded by the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS). Our partners include SCAS, the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals | SSPCA (scottishspca.org), Fostering Compassion, and Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum). Please find out how to take part on the project page:
Pet challenges research
Following on from our project last year funded by the Scottish SPCA and Blue Cross, Blue Cross have commissioned us to continue this work throughout the UK over the next two years. More information to follow shortly.
If you would like to find out more about our previous project, please visit the webpage: