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Guest Editorial. 2020 Special Issue: Enabling Excellence Through Equity, Pranit Anand, Jacinta M. Mcnamara, Liz Thomas Jan 2020

Guest Editorial. 2020 Special Issue: Enabling Excellence Through Equity, Pranit Anand, Jacinta M. Mcnamara, Liz Thomas

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The Enabling Excellence through Equity Conference 2019 was held at the University of Wollongong, Australia from 24th to 27th November 2019. This was a combined biennial conference for the National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) and the Equity Practitioners in Higher Education in Australasia (EPHEA). The Conference attracted higher education educators, practitioners and researchers from around the world involved in enabling education, widening participation and pathways to higher education, and equity initiatives that promote access to higher education. This special issue contains a selection of the papers as selected by the guest editors Dr Pranit Anand, Jacinta McNamara ...


Mezirow Moments: The Value Of Conferences For A Mother Returning To Study, Skye Playsted Jan 2020

Mezirow Moments: The Value Of Conferences For A Mother Returning To Study, Skye Playsted

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It's not easy to change career paths, but it is something that teachers often consider after working in one field for many years. This can mean a return to study, but as Adult Education experts have noted, older learners usually face some specific barriers in returning to school that younger learners do not, and sometimes these barriers prevent them from trying. And if you are a mother, like I am, even going to a conference can be difficult. This is my story of the challenges I faced in returning to study, and of the people who helped me to ...


Shared And Distinct Resting Functional Connectivity In Children And Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Xiaojie Guo, Dongren Yao, Qingjiu Cao, Lu Liu, Qihua Zhao, Hui Li, Fang Huang, Yanfei Wang, Qiujin Qian, Yufeng Wang, Vince Calhoun, Stuart J. Johnstone, Jing Sui, Li Sun Jan 2020

Shared And Distinct Resting Functional Connectivity In Children And Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Xiaojie Guo, Dongren Yao, Qingjiu Cao, Lu Liu, Qihua Zhao, Hui Li, Fang Huang, Yanfei Wang, Qiujin Qian, Yufeng Wang, Vince Calhoun, Stuart J. Johnstone, Jing Sui, Li Sun

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2020, The Author(s). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often persists into adulthood, with a shift of symptoms including less hyperactivity/impulsivity and more co-morbidity of affective disorders in ADHDadult. Many studies have questioned the stability in diagnosing of ADHD from childhood to adulthood, and the shared and distinct aberrant functional connectivities (FCs) between ADHDchild and ADHDadult remain unidentified. We aim to explore shared and distinct FC patterns in ADHDchild and ADHDadult, and further investigated the cross-cohort predictability using the identified FCs. After investigating the ADHD-discriminative FCs from healthy controls (HCs) in both child (34 ADHDchild, 28 HCs) and adult (112 ...


The First 250 Ms Of Auditory Processing: No Evidence Of Early Processing Negativity In The Go/Nogo Task, Jack Fogarty, Robert J. Barry, Genevieve Steiner Jan 2020

The First 250 Ms Of Auditory Processing: No Evidence Of Early Processing Negativity In The Go/Nogo Task, Jack Fogarty, Robert J. Barry, Genevieve Steiner

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2020, The Author(s). Past evidence of an early Processing Negativity in auditory Go/NoGo event-related potential (ERP) data suggests that young adults proactively process sensory information in two-choice tasks. This study aimed to clarify the occurrence of Go/NoGo Processing Negativity and investigate the ERP component series related to the first 250 ms of auditory processing in two Go/NoGo tasks differing in target probability. ERP data related to each task were acquired from 60 healthy young adults (M = 20.4, SD = 3.1 years). Temporal principal components analyses were used to decompose ERP data in each task. Statistical ...


More Green, More 'Zzzzz'? Trees May Help Us Sleep, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, Xiaoqi Feng Jan 2020

More Green, More 'Zzzzz'? Trees May Help Us Sleep, Thomas E. Astell-Burt, Xiaoqi Feng

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Not feeling sharp? Finding it hard to concentrate? About 12-19% of adults in Australia regularly don't get enough sleep, defined as less than 5.5-6 hours each night. But who'd have thought the amount of tree cover in their neighbourhood could be a factor? Our latest research has found people with ample nearby green space are much more likely to get enough sleep than people in areas with less greenery. There's plenty of helpful advice online on sleep, of course. Apart from personal routines, many other things can affect our sleep. Aircraft and traffic noise isn't ...


Sustainability Of Identification And Response To Domestic Violence In Antenatal Care: The Sustain Study, Kelsey Hegarty, Jo Spangaro, Jane Koziol-Mclain, Jeannette Walsh, Amelia Lee, Minerva Kyei-Onanjiri, Robyn Matthews, Jodie Valpied, Jenny Chapman, Leesa Hooker, Elizabeth Mclindon, Kitty Novy, Kim Spurway Jan 2020

Sustainability Of Identification And Response To Domestic Violence In Antenatal Care: The Sustain Study, Kelsey Hegarty, Jo Spangaro, Jane Koziol-Mclain, Jeannette Walsh, Amelia Lee, Minerva Kyei-Onanjiri, Robyn Matthews, Jodie Valpied, Jenny Chapman, Leesa Hooker, Elizabeth Mclindon, Kitty Novy, Kim Spurway

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This project set out to understand and support the integration of evidence-based, effective screening, risk assessment and first-line response to domestic violence (DV) into the complex system of antenatal care. It built on existing resources and research to focus on women assessed as currently in "lower risk" situations, who are often not in contact with DV services but attended health services for pregnancy.


Beyond The Conference: Singing Our Ssong, Corinne Green, Michelle J. Eady, Marian Mccarthy, Ashley B. Akenson, Briony Supple, Jacinta C. Mckeon, James Cronin Jan 2020

Beyond The Conference: Singing Our Ssong, Corinne Green, Michelle J. Eady, Marian Mccarthy, Ashley B. Akenson, Briony Supple, Jacinta C. Mckeon, James Cronin

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The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) annual conference presents an exciting opportunity to meet with international colleagues from diverse backgrounds and situations to commune on our common interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). As with every ISSOTL conference, the enthusiasm for SoTL was palpable in Los Angeles in 2016. Rich discussions took place, networks were formed, and promises to keep in touch were made. Unfortunately, previous conference experiences have taught us that these good intentions often fall short once the conference bubble has burst and the reality of daily life sets in ...


Effects Of An Acute Physical Activity Break On Test Anxiety And Math Test Performance, Myrto Mavilidi, Kim Ouwehand, Nicholas Riley, Paul A. Chandler, Fred Paas Jan 2020

Effects Of An Acute Physical Activity Break On Test Anxiety And Math Test Performance, Myrto Mavilidi, Kim Ouwehand, Nicholas Riley, Paul A. Chandler, Fred Paas

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Background: Test anxiety has been found to negatively affect students' mental health and academic performance. A primary explanation for this is that anxiety‐related thoughts occupy working memory resources during testing that cannot be used for test‐related processes (such as information retrieval and problem‐solving). The present intervention study investigated whether physical activity could decrease anxiety levels and improve maths test performance in sixth‐grade children. Methods: Sixty‐eight children of 11-12 years from two primary schools in New South Wales, Australia were categorised as low or high anxious from their scores on a trait‐anxiety questionnaire. After this ...


Prospective Associations With Physiological, Psychosocial And Educational Outcomes Of Meeting Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines For The Early Years, Trina Hinkley, Anna Timperio, Amanda Watson, Rachel Duckham, Anthony D. Okely, Dylan P. Cliff, Alison Carver, Kylie Hesketh Jan 2020

Prospective Associations With Physiological, Psychosocial And Educational Outcomes Of Meeting Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines For The Early Years, Trina Hinkley, Anna Timperio, Amanda Watson, Rachel Duckham, Anthony D. Okely, Dylan P. Cliff, Alison Carver, Kylie Hesketh

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BACKGROUND: Several countries have released movement guidelines for children under 5 that incorporate guidelines for sleep, physical activity and sedentary behavior. This study examines prospective associations of preschool children's compliance with the 24-Hour Australian movement guidelines (sleep, physical activity, screen time) and physiological, psychosocial and educational outcomes during primary school. METHODS: Data were from the Healthy Active Preschool and Primary Years Study (Melbourne, Australia; n = 471; 3-5 years; 2008/9). Follow-ups occurred at 3 (2011/12; 6-8 years), 6 (2014/15; 9-11 years) and 7 (2016; 10-12 years) years post baseline. Multiple regression models assessed associations between compliance with ...


Fight For Freedom: New Research To Map Violence In The Forgotten Conflict In West Papua, Camellia B. Webb-Gannon, Jaime Swift, Michael Westaway, Nathan Wright Jan 2020

Fight For Freedom: New Research To Map Violence In The Forgotten Conflict In West Papua, Camellia B. Webb-Gannon, Jaime Swift, Michael Westaway, Nathan Wright

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Indonesia has recently indicated it is considering investigating the killings of hundreds of thousands of people in the 1965 "anti-communist" purge under authoritarian leader Suharto. If the inquiry goes ahead, it would mark a shift in the government's long-standing failure to address past atrocities. It is unclear if they will include other acts of brutality alleged to have been committed by the Indonesian regime in the troubled region of West Papua.


A Stepped Wedge Trial Of Efficacy And Scalability Of A Virtual Clinical Pharmacy Service (Vcps) In Rural And Remote Nsw Health Facilities, Julaine M. Allan, Shannon Nott, Brett Chambers, Ged Hawthorn, Alice Munro, Chris Doran, Christopher Oldmeadow, Clare Coleman, Teesta Saksena Jan 2020

A Stepped Wedge Trial Of Efficacy And Scalability Of A Virtual Clinical Pharmacy Service (Vcps) In Rural And Remote Nsw Health Facilities, Julaine M. Allan, Shannon Nott, Brett Chambers, Ged Hawthorn, Alice Munro, Chris Doran, Christopher Oldmeadow, Clare Coleman, Teesta Saksena

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2020 The Author(s). Background: Medication errors are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Clinical pharmacy services provided in hospital can reduce medication errors and medication related harm. However, few rural or remote hospitals in Australia have a clinical pharmacy service. This study will evaluate a virtual clinical pharmacy service (VCPS) provided via telehealth to eight rural and remote hospitals in NSW, Australia. Methods: A stepped wedge cluster randomised trial design will use routinely collected data from patients' electronic medical records (n = 2080) to evaluate the VCPS at eight facilities. The sequence of steps is randomised, allowing for control ...


Environmental Influences On Children's Physical Activity In Early Childhood Education And Care, Karen L. Tonge, Rachel A. Jones, Anthony D. Okely Jan 2020

Environmental Influences On Children's Physical Activity In Early Childhood Education And Care, Karen L. Tonge, Rachel A. Jones, Anthony D. Okely

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Background: To examine the relationship between attributes of early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings and children's physical activity and sedentary behavior. Methods: Cross-sectional study involving 490 children aged 2-5 years from 11 ECECs. The ECEC routine, size of the outdoor environment, and time spent in the outdoor environment were calculated for each center. Children's physical activity and sedentary time were measured using accelerometers. Multivariate linear regressions were used to examine associations of the attributes of ECEC centers with the outcome variables, adjusting for the effects of center clustering and gender. Results: Children in ECECs that offered free ...


Participation In Domains Of Physical Activity Among Australian Youth During The Transition From Childhood To Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study, Byron Kemp, Anne-Maree Parrish, Marijka Batterham, Dylan P. Cliff Jan 2020

Participation In Domains Of Physical Activity Among Australian Youth During The Transition From Childhood To Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study, Byron Kemp, Anne-Maree Parrish, Marijka Batterham, Dylan P. Cliff

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Background: Information about the domains of physical activity (PA) that are most prone to decline between late childhood (11 y), early adolescence (13 y), and mid-adolescence (15 y) may support more targeted health promotion strategies. This study explored longitudinal trends in nonorganized PA, organized PA, active transport and active chores/work between childhood and adolescence, and potential sociodemographic moderators of changes. Methods: Data were sourced from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (n = 4108). Participation in PA domains was extracted from youth time-use diaries. Potential moderators were sex, Indigenous status, language spoken at home, socioeconomic position, and geographical remoteness. Results ...


Schools Are Open During The Coronavirus Outbreak But Should I Voluntarily Keep My Kids Home Anyway, If I Can? We Asked 5 Experts, Sunanda Creagh, Allen C. Cheng, Christopher C. Blyth, Claire Hooker, Paul Andrew Kidson, Peter Collignon Jan 2020

Schools Are Open During The Coronavirus Outbreak But Should I Voluntarily Keep My Kids Home Anyway, If I Can? We Asked 5 Experts, Sunanda Creagh, Allen C. Cheng, Christopher C. Blyth, Claire Hooker, Paul Andrew Kidson, Peter Collignon

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We asked five experts to answer the question: schools are staying open but should I voluntarily keep my kids home anyway, if I can?


Effects Of Spatial Distance On The Effectiveness Of Mental And Physical Integration Strategies In Learning From Split-Attention Examples, Bjorn De Koning, Gertjan Rop, Fred Paas Jan 2020

Effects Of Spatial Distance On The Effectiveness Of Mental And Physical Integration Strategies In Learning From Split-Attention Examples, Bjorn De Koning, Gertjan Rop, Fred Paas

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Learning from spatially separated text and pictures is improved when learners are instructed to use a physical or mental integration strategy. This study investigated whether varying the spatial distance between text and pictures affects the effectiveness of physical and mental integration strategies. We hypothesized that a larger spatial distance would increase cognitive load and harm learning. Ninety-two university students studied the functioning of an electrical circuit from text and pictures that were presented at a small or large spatial distance from each other, while using a physical or mental integration strategy during learning. Results indicated that participants using the mental ...


How To Help Young Children Regulate Their Emotions And Behaviours During The Pandemic, Cathrine Marguerite Neilsen-Hewett, Steven J. Howard Jan 2020

How To Help Young Children Regulate Their Emotions And Behaviours During The Pandemic, Cathrine Marguerite Neilsen-Hewett, Steven J. Howard

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With governments around the world asking their citizens to avoid places, activities and gatherings to save lives, this just might be the largest ever international effort to self-regulate our actions against competing desires and impulses. To achieve this, we must overcome our desire to enjoy the sun and sand, go shopping or to the pub, and even embrace family and friends. Of course, it's not so easy for young children, who must forego activities they previously enjoyed and may be confused by contradictions - like being able to see friends at, but not after, school. But there are ways parents ...


The Invisible Line: Students As Partners Or Students As Colleagues?, Michelle J. Eady, Corinne Green Jan 2020

The Invisible Line: Students As Partners Or Students As Colleagues?, Michelle J. Eady, Corinne Green

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No abstract provided.


Animal Geographies I: Hearing The Cry And Extending Beyond, Leah Maree Gibbs Jan 2020

Animal Geographies I: Hearing The Cry And Extending Beyond, Leah Maree Gibbs

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Research on animal geographies is burgeoning. This report identifies key themes emerging in the sub-discipline over the past two to three years. It begins with an overview of the growing empirical, conceptual and methodological diversity of the field. It then explores two themes, which seek, in turn, to look very closely at the animal and beyond it. The first theme incorporates efforts to attend to the lived experiences of animals and the nonhuman side of human-animal relations: to ‘hear the cry’ of the nonhuman. The second includes attempts to move beyond both the kinds of animals most commonly considered within ...


The Perceptions And Usage Of Alcohol And Other Drugs In Middle Eastern And Burmese Refugee Communities Across The Illawarra And Shoalhaven Region, Jioji Ravulo, Dianne Woods, Lance R. Barrie, Joseph Abdo Jan 2020

The Perceptions And Usage Of Alcohol And Other Drugs In Middle Eastern And Burmese Refugee Communities Across The Illawarra And Shoalhaven Region, Jioji Ravulo, Dianne Woods, Lance R. Barrie, Joseph Abdo

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People from a refugee background experience intersecting challenges which predisposes them to a heightened risk of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) related harms. Despite AOD service staff being conscious of increased risks regarding substance usage, there remains pivotal inextricable differences amongst the way cultures and subcultures conceptualise and relate to substance usage. This may be evident for refugee populations that have to navigate through the experiences of displacement, resettlement, and the acculturation process. Despite refugee populations being at risk for AOD harm, the services available for support remain under utilised. As a result, this can highlight discrepancies within the knowledge ...


Facilitators And Barriers To The Self-Management Of Copd: A Qualitative Study From Rural Nepal, Uday Yadav, Jane Lloyd, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Kedar Baral, Sagar Dahal, Narendra Bhatta, Mark Harris Jan 2020

Facilitators And Barriers To The Self-Management Of Copd: A Qualitative Study From Rural Nepal, Uday Yadav, Jane Lloyd, Hassan Hosseinzadeh, Kedar Baral, Sagar Dahal, Narendra Bhatta, Mark Harris

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Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Objective: To understand the facilitators and barriers to the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rural Nepal. Settings: Community and primary care centres in rural Nepal. Participants: A total of 14 participants (10 people with COPD and 4 health care providers) were interviewed. Primary and secondary outcome measure(s): People with COPD and healthcare provider's experience of COPD self-management in rural Nepal. Results: Facilitators and barriers affecting COPD self-management in Nepal operated at the patient-family, community and service provider levels. People with COPD were found to have a limited understanding ...


Augmenting Cancer Registry Data With Health Survey Data With No Cases In Common: The Relationship Between Pre-Diagnosis Health Behaviour And Post-Diagnosis Survival In Oesophageal Cancer, Paul Fahey, Andrew Page, Glenn Stone, Thomas E. Astell-Burt Jan 2020

Augmenting Cancer Registry Data With Health Survey Data With No Cases In Common: The Relationship Between Pre-Diagnosis Health Behaviour And Post-Diagnosis Survival In Oesophageal Cancer, Paul Fahey, Andrew Page, Glenn Stone, Thomas E. Astell-Burt

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2020 The Author(s). Background: For epidemiological research, cancer registry datasets often need to be augmented with additional data. Data linkage is not feasible when there are no cases in common between data sets. We present a novel approach to augmenting cancer registry data by imputing pre-diagnosis health behaviour and estimating its relationship with post-diagnosis survival time. Methods: Six measures of pre-diagnosis health behaviours (focussing on tobacco smoking, 'at risk' alcohol consumption, overweight and exercise) were imputed for 28,000 cancer registry data records of US oesophageal cancers using cold deck imputation from an unrelated health behaviour dataset. Each data ...


Methodological Challenges In Deliberative Empirical Ethics, Stacy M. Carter Jan 2020

Methodological Challenges In Deliberative Empirical Ethics, Stacy M. Carter

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No abstract provided.


Provocation From The Field: A Multispecies Doula Approach To Death And Dying, Kathryn Gillespie Jan 2020

Provocation From The Field: A Multispecies Doula Approach To Death And Dying, Kathryn Gillespie

Animal Studies Journal

Death doulas can help to make meaning in the dying process, to be present for what arises at the end of life, and to move alongside those who are dying and their loved ones. At the end of life, doulas can offer help reflecting on what this life has meant, planning for the coming death, holding space during the active dying process, and grieving the loss of the one who has died. This paper extends a doula approach – typically work done with humans – to death and dying in multispecies contexts. Many other species are routinely rendered killable, disposable, and ungrievable ...


Should Animals Have A Right To Work? Promises And Pitfalls, Charlotte Blattner Jan 2020

Should Animals Have A Right To Work? Promises And Pitfalls, Charlotte Blattner

Animal Studies Journal

The view that non-human animals are ‘co-workers’ is a common trope used by researchers and the farming community, and increasingly forms the centre of inquiry in sociology, philosophy, and political economy. Scholars like Barbara Noske, Jocelyne Porcher, and Diane Stuart claim that animals are alienated from their labour, and that their contributions to our society are not recognized by it. Building on these findings, moral and political philosophers have recently argued that animals should have rights at work, like the right to remuneration or retirement. The much more pressing question, however, is whether animals should have a right to work ...


Free To Be Dog Haven: Dogs Who May Never Be Pets?, René J. Marquez Jan 2020

Free To Be Dog Haven: Dogs Who May Never Be Pets?, René J. Marquez

Animal Studies Journal

I am an artist who runs a sanctuary for dogs. I did not start the sanctuary as a studio project, but, as it turns out, it is very much an extension of my studio work. The sanctuary focuses on acknowledging canine subjectivity and agency in the context of colonialist, Western, modernist human fictions, a context explored throughout my work, in general. Our sanctuary is a site of ongoing investigation: we seek to map the territory between ‘free’ and ‘pet’. This paper examines the thinking behind and the practical life of my dog sanctuary: exigencies of doghuman collaboration and what it ...


Should New Zealand Do More To Uphold Animal Welfare?, Andrew Knight Jan 2020

Should New Zealand Do More To Uphold Animal Welfare?, Andrew Knight

Animal Studies Journal

Governmental and industry representatives have repeatedly claimed that Aotearoa New Zealand leads the world on animal welfare, largely based on an assessment by global animal protection charity World Animal Protection (WAP). New Zealand’s leading ranking rested primarily on favourable comparisons of its animal welfare legislation with that of 50 other nations, within WAP’s 2014 Animal Protection Index. Unfortunately, however, review of welfare problems extant within the farming of meat chickens and laying hens, pigs, cows and sheep, reveals the persistence of systemic welfare compromises within most New Zealand animal farming systems. These are contrary to good ethics, to ...


'From Here To Everywhere': Foucault, Fonterra And Richie Mccaw (A Cow’S Tale), Chevy Rendell Jan 2020

'From Here To Everywhere': Foucault, Fonterra And Richie Mccaw (A Cow’S Tale), Chevy Rendell

Animal Studies Journal

This research paper attempts to provide a Foucauldian analysis of Fonterra’s television commercial ‘From Here to Everywhere’. With the cooperation of former All Black captain, Richie McCaw, ‘From Here to Everywhere’ is a play of power to construct a certain truth, that the dairy industry is the beating heart (and deliberately not the bountiful udder) of Aotearoa New Zealand’s economic and physical wellbeing. However, the Fonterra-McCaw narrative mystifies the often-violent realities of dairy farming while masquerading as natural certain ideologies, such as carnism, that perpetuate species and gender inequality. The recent Mycoplasma bovis outbreak in New Zealand inserts ...


How To Help When It Hurts: Act Individually (And In Groups), Cheryl E. Abbate Jan 2020

How To Help When It Hurts: Act Individually (And In Groups), Cheryl E. Abbate

Animal Studies Journal

In a recent article, Corey Wrenn argues that in order to adequately address injustices done to animals, we ought to think systemically. Her argument stems from a critique of the individualist approach I employ to resolve a moral dilemma faced by animal sanctuaries, who sometimes must harm some animals to help others. But must systemic critiques of injustice be at odds with individualist approaches? In this paper, I respond to Wrenn by showing how individualist approaches that take seriously the notion of group responsibility can be deployed to solve complicated dilemmas that are products of injustice. Contra Wrenn, I argue ...


The Grieving Kangaroo Photograph Revisited, David Brooks Jan 2020

The Grieving Kangaroo Photograph Revisited, David Brooks

Animal Studies Journal

Early in 2016 a photograph circulated widely of a male kangaroo holding up a dying female in the presence of a joey. Although initially taken as a moving and powerful photograph of grief, ‘experts’ quickly determined that this male may have killed the female in the process of coition. The male was in effect accused and convicted of rape and murder. Was this judgement correct? Was the male innocent or guilty? What are the nature, strength and politics of the assumptions involved in this judgement? Might he be exonerated, and why should this matter? The photograph is read and contextualised ...


[Review] Animal Experimentation: Working Towards A Paradigm Change. Edited By Kathrin Hermann And Kimberley Jayne. Brill, 2019. 714 Pp, John Hadley Jan 2020

[Review] Animal Experimentation: Working Towards A Paradigm Change. Edited By Kathrin Hermann And Kimberley Jayne. Brill, 2019. 714 Pp, John Hadley

Animal Studies Journal

[Review] Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change. Edited by Kathrin Hermann and Kimberley Jayne. Brill, 2019. 714 pp. This is a very large volume. In almost 700 pages, no less than 51 authors contribute to 28 chapters (there is also a Foreword, by Peter Singer, and an Afterword, by John P. Gluck). The majority of chapters focus upon ethical or political matters and are readily accessible to scientists. Likewise, non-scientists ought to be able to follow the more technical or science heavy chapters.