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Dr Liz Paul


BVSc Veterinary Science

Liz's first degree was in Psychology at the University of Bristol, where she developed an interest in the links between human psychology and animal behaviour. She started her research career observing house mice at the University of Groningen and studied for her PhD at the University of Cambridge, investigating the psychology of childhood pet ownership. This led on to research into the sources of variation in people’s attitudes towards animal welfare and animal rights, and an RSPCA Fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. For the past sixteen years she has been based at the University of Bristol, researching animal and human emotion, animal welfare, and the psychology of empathy and people’s attitudes towards animals.