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Anthony 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 include: companion animal behaviour, the treatment of animal behavioural problems, attitudes to animals and animal welfare, and cultural aspects of human–animal interactions.
Anthony is a Board member of The International Society for Anthrozoology and is Honorary Scientific Adviser to the 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.
Herzog, H. A., Podberscek, A. L. and Docherty, A. 2005. The reliability of peer review in anthrozoology. Anthrozoös 18(2): 175–182.
Beetz, A. M. and Podberscek, A. L. eds. 2005. Bestiality and Zoophilia: Sexual Relations with Animals. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.
Podberscek, A. L. and Gosling, S.D. 2000. Personality research on pets and their owners. In Companion Animals and Us: Exploring the Relationships Between People and Pets, 143–167, ed. A. L. Podberscek, E. S. Paul and J. A. Serpell. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
Paul, E. S. and Podberscek, A. L. 2000. Veterinary education and students’ attitudes towards animal welfare. Veterinary Record 146: 269–272.
Podberscek, A.L., Paul, E.S. and Serpell, J.A. eds. 2000. Companion Animals and Us: Exploring the Relationships Between People and Pets. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 0521631130.
Podberscek, A.L., Hsu, Y. and Serpell, J.A. 1999. Evaluation of clomipramine as an adjunct to behavioural therapy in the treatment of separation-related problems in dogs. Veterinary Record 145: 365–369.
Rochlitz, I., Podberscek, A.L. and Broom, D.M. 1998. Welfare of cats in a quarantine cattery. Veterinary Record 143: 35–39.
Podberscek, A.L. and Serpell, J.A. 1996. The English Cocker Spaniel: Preliminary findings on aggressive behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 47(1,2): 75–89.
Podberscek, A.L. 1994. Dog on a tightrope: The position of the dog in British society as influenced by press reports on dog attacks (1988 to 1992). Anthrozoös 7(4): 232–241.
Podberscek, A.L. and Blackshaw, J.K. 1994. The attachment of people to pets and their reactions to pet death. Canine Practice 19(5): 16–19.
Podberscek, A.L. and Blackshaw, J.K. 1991. Dog attacks on children: Report from two major city hospitals. Australian Veterinary Journal 68(7): 248–249.
Podberscek, A.L., Blackshaw, J.K. and Beattie, A.W. 1991. The behaviour of group penned and individually caged laboratory rabbits. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 28: 353–363.
Podberscek, A.L. and Blackshaw, J.K. 1988. Reasons for liking and choosing a cat as a pet. Australian Veterinary Journal 65(10): 332–333.
Podberscek, A.L., Blackshaw, J.K. and Bodero, D.A.V. 1988. An evaluation of human–cat associations. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 18(1): 16–20.
Courses on Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law care of Dr Anthony Podberscek, University of Sydney