Professor Kerstin Meints from the School of Psychology has been chosen to deliver a talk on the relationship between children and dogs at the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ), taking place in Austria’s capital between 19th July and 22nd July.
The theme of the conference is Animals and Humans Together: Integration in Society. It has been organised by the Work Group for Human-Animal Relationships and the University of Vienna.
Professor Meints’ talk, ‘Much loved and much misunderstood: How children and adults misread dogs – risks and interventions’, will look at her work on comparative and applied research in human and animal interaction, especially dog bite prevention. This includes assessing interventions and investigating how children and adults can misinterpret of a dog’s facial and body signalling.
She will be accompanied to the conference by members of the Lincoln Baby Lab team and a Masters student. During her visit to Vienna, Professor Meints will also be interviewed by Ö1, Austrian’s main radio station.