Zazie Todd


Zazie Todd writes about the science of people’s relationships with their pets on her blog, Companion Animal Psychology. Select posts are re-published by Pacific Standard, while others have been translated into Italian and Chinese. Companion Animal Psychology has been mentioned by The Daily Mail, io9.com, Scientific American blogs, the Smithsonian magazine, Victoria Stilwell’s positively.com, the APDT (UK), New Shelton, The New Inquiry, the Pet Professional Guild, and the popular Japanese pet website Dogactually.net. Zazie is a member of the Academy for Dog Trainers, and volunteers with the dogs, cats, and small animals at the BC SPCA. Zazie has a PhD in Psychology (University of Nottingham) and an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC). She previously worked as an academic at the Universities of Leicester and Leeds, where she specialized in research methods, metaphor research, and communication. In addition to her scientific publications, her writing has appeared in Pacific Standard and The Times Higher Education Supplement. Originally from Leeds, UK, she lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her common-law husband, two dogs, and two cats. More at: www.companionanimalpsychology.com