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Achievements of Fellows

4th October 2010

Below are the recent achievements of some of the Fellows of the Centre. Slowly but surely Animal Ethics (broadly conceived) is becoming recognised as a discipline within academia and so are those who teach and research in the field. We send our congratulations to the following:

Elisa Aaltola (Fellow) is a Senior Lecturer in University of East-Finland, and has recently been appointed an Adjunct Professor (docent) in University of Turku.

Deborah Cao (Fellow) was recently promoted to full Professor at Griffith University, Australia. Deborah’s recent book Animal Law in Australia and New Zealand was recently reviewed in The Australian. The editorial in the same issue also focuses on our relationship with animals, see here.

Lisa Johnson (Fellow) has been promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) at the University of Puget Sound, USA.

Deborah M. Jones (Fellow) has recently completed a month-long tour of the north east of the USA, promoting her new book, The School of Compassion giving talks on animal ethics to academics, animal activists, and church-goers, including a large congregation of a popular Franciscan Catholic parish in New Jersey, who heard her at all seven Masses on a Sunday in June.

Andrew Knight (Fellow) has recently been granted a PhD from Griffith University, Australia, for his published work on the scientific validity of animal experimentation.

Akisha Townsend (Associate Fellow) received her Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and is now a Bob Barker Litigation Fellow at the Humane Society of the United States.

Les Mitchell has recently been appointed a full Fellow of the Centre and has been appointed Director of the Hunterstoun Centre at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa.