Anthony L Podberscek University of Cambridge

Anthony L Podberscek University of Cambridge

Dr Anthony Podberscek

Dr Anthony Podberscek

D17 – Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

ANTHONY L. PODBERSCEK received his veterinary degree and Ph.D. (in animal behaviour and human–animal interactions) from the University of Queensland, Australia. From 1992 to 2015, he was a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Since January 2015, he has been an affiliate of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, working at the Charles Perkins Centre. Since 1997, he has also been the editor-in-chief of Anthrozoös, a multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and animals.

Research interests

Research interests include companion animal behaviour, the treatment of animal behavioural problems, attitudes to animals and animal welfare, and cultural aspects of human–animal interactions. He is a Board member of he International Society for Anthrozoology and is Honorary Scientific Adviser to the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors.


International Society for Anthrozoology

International Society for Applied Ethology

Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

International Association of Veterinary Editors

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors


Some Key Publications

Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C. J. C., Podberscek, A. L. and Coleman, G. J. 2012. Semi-ownership and sterilisation of cats and dogs in Thailand. Animals 2(4): 611–627. doi:10.3390/ani2040611.

Podberscek, A. L. 2010. Rage Syndrome: In our dogs’ minds? In The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour, revised edition, 193–204, ed. D. Appleby. London: Souvenir Press.

Podberscek, A. L. 2009. Good to pet and eat: The keeping and consuming of dogs and cats in South Korea. Journal of Social Issues 65(3): 615–632.

Podberscek, A. L. 2007. Dogs and cats as food in Asia. In Encyclopedia of Human–Animal Relationships, Vol. 1, 24-34, ed. M. Bekoff. Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood Press.

Podberscek, A. L. 2006. Positive and negative aspects of our relationship with companion animals. Veterinary Research Communications 30(Suppl.): 21–27.