Published Information

I have written a number of animal behaviour articles which have been peer-reviewed and published. These include the following:

CABI International & Intergovernmental Organisation (Animal Behaviour & Welfare Cases) - September 2023. Companion rabbits: a case study concerning sudden-onset inappropriate urination. See:

Veterinary Ireland Journal - May 2020 (Volume 10, No. 5). Companion rabbits: a case study concerning human-directed aggression. See:

Companion Animal Journal - November 2018 (Volume 23, Issue 11). Human-directed aggression in rabbits: a behavioural case study. See:

Companion Animal Journal - July 2018 (Volume 23, Issue 7). House soiling by cats: two case studies with contrasting behavioural diagnoses and treatment approaches. See:

Companion Animal Journal - August 2016 (Volume 21, Issue 9). Clinical forum: resource guarding (related to companion dogs) (co-author). See:

Numerous articles and resources for the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC) and the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC).

Please contact me for further information on the above.

If you are a publication editor or animal behaviour/welfare researcher and would like me to consider writing an article or collaborating with research, please contact me.


By combining extensive experience and sound scientific knowledge, I provide the following services.

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Animal behaviour consultations

Animal behaviour consultations address concerns such as anxiety, fear, phobias, frustration, aggression, separation-related issues, house soiling and repetitive behaviour. I provide dog, cat and rabbit behaviour consultations.

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Behaviour referral service for Veterinary Surgeons

I offer a professional behavioural referral service for Veterinary Surgeons and their clients.

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Animal behaviour assessments & reports for child adoption or fostering agencies / Social Services / School Dog Assessments

If animal owners are applying to adopt or foster a child, or on referral from social services or in cases of school dogs, I assess the behaviour and temperament of animals within the home or school.

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Animal behaviour or welfare expert witness services

I provide criminal or civil act expert witness services, to include a report-based unbiased expert opinion concerning the behaviour or welfare of domesticated dogs, cats or rabbits. I also attend court where necessary.

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Peer-reviewed published articles

I have written animal behaviour articles which have been peer-reviewed and published.

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Teaching and supervision

For those with a level 6 or above academic qualification who have CCAB pre-certification and are therefore working towards their CCAB accreditation, I can provide teaching and supervision opportunities.

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