Dr. Dennis C. Turner
Senior Research Associate
Dr.sc. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Dept. of Mental Hygiene (human and animal behavior), 1974
Senior Research Associate and Lecturer, Head of the Companion Animal Ethology Group, Zoology Institute, University of Zurich 1975-2011
Owner and director of the research and continuing education Institute for applied Ethology and Animal Psychology, I.E.A.P, near Zurich, since 1991
established 2year, accredited continuing education course in animal psychology, from1992 to 2015
established 2year, ISAAT-accredited continuing education course in animal assisted intervention from 1999 to 2019, thereafter seated at the University of Health Science, Freiburg, Switzerland
Dr. habil. PD-title, University of Zurich (Vetsuisse Faculty), Venia legendi: Behavior of Small Animals, 2000 to the present
Invited guest professor for Anthrozoology and AAT, Azabu University Graduate School, near Tokyo, Japan, yearly from 2001-2014.
Head of the Small Animal Behavior Clinic, Animal Hospital of the University of Zurich for 10 years 1999 to 2009
Former president of IAHAIO, the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (1995-2010)
Inaugural IAHAIO Lifetime Distinguished Fellow Award, 2021
Founding secretary of ISAAT, the International Society for Animal Assisted Therapy, 2006-2015
Former co-editor for companion animals, Anthrozoös and Animal Welfare, currently co-editor, PAIJ, People and Animals: the Internationals Journal for Research and Practice.
Senior editor with the late Patrick Bateson, FRS, of The Domestic Cat: the biology of its behaviour, 1st, 2nd, 3rd.editions. Cambridge University Press, 1988, 2000, 2014. (Translated into German, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin)
Author of numerous, peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters about domestic cat behaviour and the human-cat relationship.