Published on June 12th, 2014 | by admin

Healthy communities: dogs and people

Sophie Constable, Education Officer at Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC), has training as a veterinarian, in Indigenous education, and in public health. She has worked in the field in pet education programs in urban, rural and remote Indigenous communities. In this episode of Human Animal Science, we chat to Sophie about her research exploring the place of dogs in modern Indigenous communities in Australia and how best to promote the mutual health of dogs and communities.

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Constable, S. E., Brown, G., Dixon, R. M., & Dixon, R. (2008). Healing the hand that feeds you: exploring solutions for Dog and Community Health and Welfare in Australian Indigenous culturesFaculty of Education-Papers, 219-229.

Constable, S., Dixon, R., & Dixon, R. (2010). For the Love of Dog: The Human Dog Bond in Rural and Remote Australian Indigenous Communities .Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals23(4), 337-349.

Constable, S. E., Dixon, R. M., Dixon, R. J., & Toribio, J. A. (2013). Approaches to dog health education programs in Australian rural and remote Indigenous communities: four case studiesHealth promotion international,28(3), 322-332.

Gunama, B (2000) Dogs in Aboriginal Communities – An Environmental Health Perspective.

The Place of Dogs in Traditional Culture By Philip Donohoe, Yambapal Brando Garrawurri, Richard Trudgen



AMRRIC’s 10th Anniversary One Health Conference



Image courtesy of AMRRIC

Image courtesy of AMRRIC


Image courtesy of AMRRIC

Image courtesy of AMRRIC

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