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Name Dr Emily Blackwell
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department Bristol Veterinary School University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Leic), PhD, FHEA
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) with the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)
Keywords dog behaviour
cat behaviour
behaviour problems
dog welfare
cat welfare
Areas of expertise I am a senior lecturer in companion animal behaviour and welfare. I am certified as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)and help owners with their pet's problem behaviour.

I did my PhD on separation-related behaviour in dogs, and so have a particularly in-depth understanding of the development and treatment of this disorder.

I have considerable expertise in all aspects of clinical behaviour, and have particular interests in developing the evidence base in clinical behaviour.

Particular research interests include;
- The prevention and treatment of behaviour problems in re-homed dogs;
- Methods for assessing the welfare of cats and dogs;
- Behavioural signs of stress in cats and dogs;
- The development of social behaviour in dogs;
- Use of activity monitors to assess behaviour in dogs and cats;
- The welfare of kennelled dogs.
Media experience My work has received considerable media interest and I have worked as scientific consultant on a range of series including 'Secret Lives of Puppies', 'Secret Lives of kittens', 'Puppy Secrets', 'Dogs: The untold story' as well as appearing on screen as resident expert on 'Dogs: Their Secret Lives' (Channel 4 series) and 'Me and My Dog' (BBC2)