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Real World Public Mental Health Translating evidence into practice Welcome to the Real World Public Mental Health (RWPMH) podcast, where we look at how the evidence is being used in the real world to prevent and promote better mental health for all. This podcast will include a diverse range of speakers from academics to practitioners, all of them sharing their experience and expertise in working on mental health at the population level. Stu King (BSPHN Committee Member and founder & CEO of b ...
 
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On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Dr Vasile Stanescu. Vasile is an associate professor of Communication Studies at Mercer University in the United States. Lots of listeners will know him for his work in critical animal studies: he co-edits the Critical Animal Studies book series published by Brill, he’s a former co-editor of the Journ…
 
Dr Blake Hereth is a philosopher who is, at the time of recording, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arkansas. They will soon be taking up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where they will be contributing to a project entitled "Warfighter Participation in t…
 
In this episode, we speak to Dr Elan Abrell, a cultural anthropologist who is presently an adjunct instructor at in animal studies and anthropology at New York University. We talk about his book Saving Animals: Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care. This monograph, which is an ethnographic study exploring the ethical challenges experienced by a…
 
This episode features an interview with Dr Eva Meijer. Eva is a philosopher who is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Wageningen University and Research, though she will soon be beginning a research fellowship at the University of Amsterdam entitled ‘The politics of (not) eating animals’. She is also an accomplished musician, visual artist, and…
 
This episode of Knowing Animals features an interview with Professor Laura Wright. Laura is a Professor of English at Western Carolina University. She has authored research monographs of the work of J. M. Coetzee and on postcolonial studies, but is particularly well known in the animal studies world for championing “vegan studies”. Her book The Veg…
 
This episode features an interview with Dr Jishnu Guha-Majumdar. Jishnu is a multidisciplinary political theorist whose work addresses critical animal studies, Black studies, and critical prison studies. He is currently the Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Studies at Queen’s University in Canada, though he will soon join Butler University's Political …
 
Guests: Sally Armour is the Child Health Commissioner for NHS Highland, working with the Highland Health & Social Care partnership, children and young peoples integrated service partnerships and regional planning groups in Scotland. This involves having oversight of population and wellbeing and influencing the service design and delivery of health …
 
On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Professor Karen Bradshaw. Karen is a Professor of Law and the Mary Sigler Fellow at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is also a Faculty Affiliate Scholar at the New York University School of Law Classical Liberal Institute and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at…
 
On this episode of Knowing Animals, we speak to Dr Bob Fischer. Bob is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Texas State University and co-director of the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals. We talk about his book The Ethics of Eating Animals: Usually Bad, Sometimes Wrong, Often Permissible, which was published by Routledge in 2020. This…
 
Guests: Professor Peter Fonagy is the Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL and the National Clinical Adviser on children and young people’s mental health at NHS England. He is the Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London, which is particularly poignant as he himself found help as…
 
In this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Nora Castle. Nora is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. We talk about her chapter “‘You Eat or You Die’: Sixth Extinction Cannibalism in Contemporary Speculative Fiction”, from the Routledge collection Interdisciplinary Essays…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Dr Kyle Johannsen. Kyle is an adjunct associate professor of philosophy at Queen's University in Canada. We discuss his 2020 book Wild Animal Ethics, which was published by Routledge. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA (the Australasian Animal Studies Association), and the Animal Publics book…
 
Guests: Professor Kate Pickett Professor of Epidemiology at Department of Health Sciences York, and the University's Research Champion for Justice and Equality. She is co-author of The Spirit Level and The Inner Level and Co-Founder and Trustee of The Equality Trust. Kate is Co-Principal Investigator for the Born in Bradford study. Rose Ssali Progr…
 
On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Lynda Korimboccus. Lynda is a postgraduate anthrozoologist who has been recently appointed the Student Editor in Chief of the Student Journal of Vegan Sociology. We discuss her paper "Pig-Ignorant: The Peppa Pig Paradox. Investigating Contradictory Consumption in Childhood", which was published i…
 
In this episode of Knowing Animals, we talk to Professor Robert Garner about The Oxford Group and the Emergence of Animal Rights, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. The book was co-authored with Yewande Okuleye. This episode is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can learn more about AASA here: ht…
 
In this special episode of Knowing Animals we celebrate the life of Helen Marston by re-playing an episode recorded with Helen in 2020. Siobhan O'Sullivan is the guest host of this episode. This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can learn more about AASA here: http://animalstudies.org.au, and Anima…
 
In this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Alice Oven. Alice is a freelance writer on animal ethics and human/animal relationships, as well as Senior Editor in Life Sciences & Veterinary Medicine at CRC Press, which is part of Taylor & Francis group. She is also a recent graduate of the University of Winchester’s MSc programme in Animal W…
 
Host Stu King, CEO of BeeZee Bodies, and guests discuss Public Mental Health in the workplace and supporting employers. Professor Dame Carol Black was Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge until 2019. She has advised the British Government on the relationship between work and health. Professor Neil Greenberg is Professor of Defence Mental Health …
 
On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Ian Werkheiser. Ian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and is the director of the Center for Collaboration and Ethics at the University. We talk about Ian’s paper “Precision Livestock Farming and Farmers’ Duties to Livestock”…
 
On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Dr Eva Haifa Giraud. Eva is a senior lecturer in Media, Communications and Creative Practice at Keele University in the UK. We talk about her book What Comes After Entanglement? Activism, Anthropocentrism and an Ethics of Exclusion, which was published by Duke University Press in 2019. This episo…
 
On this episode of Knowing Animals, we are joined by Kim Stallwood. Kim is an independent academic and long-time professional animal advocate who has held leadership roles in animal-advocacy organisations for several decades. We discuss his chapter "A Felicitous Day for Fish", which was published in Edinburgh University Press's 2020 volume Brigid B…
 
This month Stu is joined by: Dr Jen Dykxhoorn, Senior Research Fellow in Public Mental Health at UCL Ed Davie , Councillor at London Borough of Lambeth Caron Walker, Assistant Director for Adult Public Health Improvement at Calderdale Council Some technical problems meant that only part of Caron and Stu’s conversation could be recorded, but check o…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Sue Donaldson. Sue is a research associate in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. She is also the co-founder of the Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law, and Ethics research group – APPLE – at Queen’s. Many listeners will know her as the co-author of Zoopolis, a 2011 book about an…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Dr Emelia Quinn. Emelia is a lecturer in the English Language and Culture group in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. You may know her as one of the editors of the Palgrave Macmillan collection Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture. We talk about Emelia’s paper “Vegan Camp”, which was p…
 
On this episode we are joined by Dr Kendra Coulter. She is an Associate Professor, and the Department Chair, in the department of Labour Studies at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. We discuss her chapter “Toward Humane Jobs and Work-Lives for Animals”, which was published in Oxford University Press’s 2020 volume Animal Labour: A New Frontier of…
 
Welcome to episode one! This podcast is released in conjunction with PHE's webinar on 3rd November 2020: Prevention & Promotion for Better Mental Health in Local Systems (COVID-19). Click for details and to register for this free event. Stu King chats with Dr Jonathan Campion, Director for Public Mental Health & Consultant Psychiatrist at South Lon…
 
This episode we are joined by Hazuki Kajiwara. Hazuki has a PhD in sociology and is a lecturer and researcher at Rikkyo University in Japan. We discuss Hazuki’s new book ‘Surviving with Companion Animals in Japan: life after a tsunami and nuclear disaster’. The book is published by Palgrave and just came out in 2020. This episode of Knowing Animals…
 
This week we are joined by Dr. Krithika Srinivasan. Krithika is Senior Lecturer in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. We discuss Krithika’s article ‘Remaking more‐than‐human society: Thought experiments on street dogs as “nature”’ which appeared in the journal ‘Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers’ in 2019. Th…
 
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