Karin Hediger

Prof. Dr. Karin Hediger

Head of division, SNSF Eccellenza assistant professor

 

Office

Clinical Psychology and Animal-Assisted Interventions
Faculty of Psychology
Universität Basel
Missionsstrase 62
4055 Basel

Contact

(+41) 061 207 65 80
karin.hediger@clutterunibas.ch

University of Basel, Switzerland

  • SNSF Eccellenza Assistant Professor since 10/2021
  • 11/2020: Habilitation (venia docendi, PD Dr. phil. habil.)

    Open University, the Netherlands

    • Professor, endowed chair Anthrozoology since 10/2020
    • research fellow, 04/2018 – 06/2018

    Purdue University, USA

    • research fellow, 01/2019 – 03/2019

    University of Basel, Switzerland

    • Postdoc 10/2015 – 08/2021

    Swiss Tropical- und Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

    • Adjunct senior researcher since 09/2017
    • Postdoc 09/2013 – 08/2017

    University of Rostock, Germany

    • PhD / Dr. phil (summa cum laude), Department of special education and rehabilitation, 01/2009 – 01/2012

    University of Zürich, Switzerland

    • Master of Science UZH / lic. phil. I (summa cum laude) in Clinical psychology and psychotherapy, 09/2003 – 11/2008

     

    Education

    • 09/2019 – 08/2020: Certificate in university didactics, University of Basel (CH)
    • 09/2015 – 06/2016: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Psychotraumatology, University of Zürich (CH)
    • 01/2011 – 06/2015: Postgraduate education in psychotherapy at the Universities of Fribourg (CH) and Zürich (CH), Akademie für Verhaltenstherapie im Kindes- und Jugendalter (AVKJ), Advisors: Prof. Dr. Simone Munsch & Prof. Dr. Guy Bodenmann, degree: eidg. accredited psychotherapist
    • 01/2012 – 11/2014: Postgraduate education in child and adolescent psychology, Swiss Association for child and adolescent psychology (SKJP) Degree: Fachpsychologin für Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie FSP
    • 10/2010 – 08/2012: Diploma in equine-assisted therapy, Swiss Group for Therapeutic Riding (SG-TR)
    • 02/2009 – 12/2011: Certificate in animal-assisted therapy, I.E.T. Switzerland, in cooperation with the psychotherapeutcal practice Altamira and the zoological institute at the University of Zürich. 

     

    Clinical positions

    • Since 02/2016: Psychotherapist and deputy head, Center for Psychotherapy, University of Basel (CH)
    • 11/2015 – 12/2017: Psychotherapist REHAB Basel, Clinic for neurorehabilitation and paraplegiology, Basel, Switzerland
    • 11/2014 – 11/2015: Psychotherapist, Psychotherapeutical Practice Klösterli, Zofingen, Switzerland
    • 05/2014 – 12/2015: Therapist for equine-assisted interventions, Riding Therapy Center Hohenberg, Schönenberg, Switzerland
    • 11/2011 – 11/2014: Psychotherapist, child and adolescent psychiatry practice, Reiden, Switzerland
    • 01/2008 – 08/2013: Psychologist, School Psychology Service Schwyz, Pfäffikon, Switzerland 
    • 10/2010 – 03/2012: Specialist for examination of children, Security Department Canton Schwyz, Switzerland
    • 04/2007 – 04/2011: Assistant psychologist recruitment, Swiss Confederation, Swiss Armed Forces executive staff, Center of recruitment, Rüti, Switzerland

     

    Teaching

    Regular lectures and seminars at different Universities since 2013:

    • Practice seminar “child and youth psychotherapy”, University of Basel, FS 2022
    • Colloquium “clinical psychology, psychotherapy and animal-assisted interventions” FS 2022
    • Lecture “clinical child and youth psychology”, University of Basel, HS 2021 / HS 2020
    • Practice seminar (Service Learning) “Förderung der Interaktionsform “Sustained Shared Thinking” bei Kindern durch die Auseinandersetzung mit Tieren”, University of Basel, FS 2020
    • Lecture within “Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents” University of Basel, HS 2020 / HS 2019 / HS 2018 / FS 2018
    • Seminar “Animal-assisted psychotherapy for children and youth” University of Basel, FS 2019
    • Lectures within and tutoring of the One Health MOOC by University of Basel, HS 2021 / HS 2020 / HS 2019 / HS 2018 / HS 2017 / HS 2016: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/one-health.
    • Lectures on “human-animal relationship” within the seminar “One Health: Der Mehrwert einer engeren Zusammenarbeit von Human- und Tiermedizin) for students in veterinary medicine (Universities Zurich and Bern): HS 2021 / HS 2020 / HS 2019 / HS 2018 / HS 2017 / HS 2016 / HS 2015 / HS 2014
    • Seminar on human-animal relationship and animal-assisted therapy, master’s students in public health (Universities Basel, Bern and Zurich): HS 2018 / HS 2015 / HS 2013
    • Lecture on animal-assisted therapy within the Kolloquium for master’s students in psychology: HS 2016 / FS 2016 / HS 2015
    • Lecture on animal-assisted therapy for students in public health (Swiss TPH, University of Basel): HS 2015 / HS 2014

    Development and management of the post-graduate course “Certificate of Advanced Studies in Animal-Assisted Therapy” at University of Basel, as well as teaching in the course, HS 2021 / HS 2020 / HS 2018.

    Since 2012, regularly active in courses for continuing education on invitation for different private organizations and institutions, mostly for people with medical, psychological, educational or veterinary background. Since 2014, lecturer in several institutions in Switzerland as well as in Germany within postgraduate educational programs in animal-assisted therapy (e.g. DAS course in Horse-Assisted Therapy and CAS course in Animal-Assisted Interventions at “Hochschule für Gesundheit Fribourg”, Switzerland; Institute for social learning with animals, Hannover, D; Institute of applied ethology (IET), CH; Freiburger Institute of Animal-Assisted Therapy, D, etc.).

     

    Membership in panels and boards

    • Member of the editorial board of the journal “Mensch und Pferd International”, Reinhardt Verlag, since 2020
    • Board member of GTTA (Swiss Association for animal-assisted therapy and activity), since 2020
    • Guest editor in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Special Issue “The Impact of Companion Animals on Public Health”), 11/2019
    • Scientific advisory board of the research group “Animal assisted interventions” at the University of applied sciences “Alice Solomon Hochschule” in Berlin, Germany, since 2019
    • Editorial advisory board for the journal «Mensch & Pferd international - Zeitschrift für Förderung und Therapie mit dem Pferd», Reinhardt Verlag, since 2019
    • Board member of IAHAIO (International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations): Vice President Education, since 2018
    • Editorial review board member of the Journal “Human Animal Interaction Bulletin” (HAIB), since 2018
    • Scientific advisory board of the Bundesverband Tiergestützte Interventionen e.V. Germany (German National Association of Animal Assisted Interventions), since 2018
    • Board member of ISAAT (International Society of Animal Assisted Therapy), since 2015

    Journal articles (peer review)

    Naber, A., Hediger, K. & Zink, R. (submitted). Can Equine Communication via Audible Exhales Improve the Welfare of Therapy Horses?

    Köchlin, H. & Hediger, K. (2021). Tiergestützte Schmerztherapie. Hilfe bei chronischen Schmerzen im Kindes- und Jugendalter? Schweizer Zeitschrift Pädiatrie, 5, 8-11.

    Hediger, K. & Marti, R. (2021). Tiergestützte Therapie bei schweren Bewusstseinsstörungen. Schweizer Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie, 5, 36-38.

    Reniers, P., Declercq, I., Gerritsen, D., Hediger, K., Enders-Slegers, M., & Leontjevas, R. (2021). 216 - ECN Award: ‘The Meaning of Companion-Animal Support in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: An Integrative Review’. International Psychogeriatrics, 33(S1), 17-17. doi:10.1017/S1041610221001496

    Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M., Reniers, P., Declerq, I., Gerritsen, D., & Hediger, K. (2021). 519 - PET@home: Research protocol for a toolkit to improve care for non-residential long term care clients owning pets. International Psychogeriatrics, 33(S1), 68-68. doi:10.1017/S1041610221002143

    Wagner, C., Locher, C., Gaab, J. & Hediger, K. (2021). Lack of Effects of the Presence of a Dog on Pain Perception – A Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Pain Research, 2, 87. doi: 10.3389/fpain.2021.714469

    Hediger, K., Wagner, J., Künzi, P., Theis, F., Haefeli, A. & Gerger, H. (2021). Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children and Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1).doi: 10.1080/20008198.2021.1879713

    Koechlin, H. & Hediger, K. (2021). Das Potential tiergestützter Therapie zur Behandlung chronischer Schmerzen im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Verhaltenstherapie und Psychosoziale Praxis, 53(1), 67-79.

    Arnskötter, W., Marcar, V., Hund-Georgiadis, M. & Hediger, K. (2021). Animal presence modulates frontal brain activity of patients in a minimally conscious state: A pilot study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18, 1-13.doi: 10.1080/09602011.2021.1886119

    Theis, F., Luck, F., Hund-Georgiadis, M., & Hediger, K. (2020). Influences of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Episodic Memory in Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 17(22), 8466; doi: 10.3390/ijerph17228466

    Schaub, K., Ulrich, M., Zuber, D., Munch, L., Hediger, K., Marcar, V.L., Hund-Georgiadis, M. & Huber, M. (2020). Making daily life perceptible – Impacts of therapy according to the Affolter Modell® on the consciousness and ability recovery in a patient in the Minimally Conscious State (MCS) minus. Ergoscience, 15(2): 66-76.

    Wirth, S., Gebhardt-Henrich, S.G., Riemer, S., Hattendort, J., Zinsstag, J., & Hediger, K. (2020). The influence of human interaction on guinea pigs: behavioral and thermographic changes during animal-assisted therapy. Physiology and Behavior, 225, 113076.

    Rodriguez, K.E., LaFollette, M.R., Hediger, K., Ogata, N. & O’Haire, M.E. (2020). Defining the PTSD service dog intervention: Perceived importance, usage, and symptom specificity of psychiatric service dogs for military veterans. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1638. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01638

    Boitier, J. P., Huber, M., Saleh, C., Kerry, M. J., Hund-Georgiadis, M., & Hediger, K. (2020). Is Animal-Assisted Therapy for Minimally Conscious State Beneficial? A Case Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11(491). doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00491

    Hediger, K., Boek, F., Sachers, J., Blankenburg, U., Antonius-Kluger, E., Rist, B., Schaudek, M., Staudt, M. & Kluger, G. (2020). Dog-assisted therapy in neurorehabilitation of children with severe neurological impairment: an explorative study. Neuropediatrics. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1708545.

    Hediger, K., Künzi, P., Felicitas, T., Häfeli, A., Gerger, H., & Wagner, J. (2019). Animal-assisted interventions for post-traumatic stress symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, CRD42019141584. www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php

    Hediger, K., Petignat, M., Marti, R. & Hund-Georgiadis, M. (2019). Animal-assisted therapy for patients in a minimally conscious state: A randomized two treatment multi-period crossover trial. PLoS ONE, 14(10), e0222846.

    Wagner, C., Lang, U. & Hediger, K. (2019). There Is a Cat on Our Ward”: Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16(17), 3108.

    Hediger, K. & Zink, R. (2019). Pferdegestützte Traumatherapie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Verhaltenstherapie mit Kindern und Jugendlichen – Zeitschrift für die psychosoziale Praxis, 15(1), 7-19.

    Naber, A., Kreuzer, L., Zink, R., Millesi, E., Palme, R., Hediger, K., Glenk, L.M. (2019). Heart rate, heart rate variability and salivary cortisol as indicators of arousal and synchrony in clients with intellectual disability, horses and therapist during equine-assisted interventions. Pet Behaviour Science, 7, 17-23. DOI: 10.21071/pbs.v0i7.11801

    Hediger K., Thommen S., Wagner C., Gaab J., & Hund-Georgiadis, M. (2019). Effects of animal-assisted therapy on social behaviour in patients with acquired brain injury: a randomised controlled trial. Scientific Reports, 9;9(1):5831. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42280-0

    Enders-Slegers, M.-J. & Hediger, K. (2019). Pet ownership and human-animal interaction in an aging population. Anthrozoös, 32(2), 255-265. doi: 10.1080/08927936.2019.1569907

    Hediger, K., Meisser, A. & Zinsstag, J. (2019). A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(4), E640. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16040640.

    Hediger, K. (2019) Tiergestützte Therapie bei Kinder und Jugendlichen [Animal-assisted therapy in children and adolescents]. Pädiatrische Praxis, 91(3), 373-379.

    Hediger, K. (2019) Tiergestützte Therapie bei Kinder und Jugendlichen [Animal-assisted therapy in children and adolescents]. Internistische Praxis, 61(3), 489-495.

    Templin J.*, Hediger K.*, Wagner, C., & Lang, U.E. (2018). Relationship between patient satisfaction and the presence of cats in psychiatric wards. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24(12), 1219-1220. doi.org/10.1089/acm.2018.0263 (* shared first-authorship)

    Gut W., Crump L., Zinsstag J., Hattendorf J. & Hediger, K. (2018) The effect of human interaction on guinea pig behaviour in animal-assisted therapy. Journal of Veterinary Behaviour: Clinical Applications and Research, 25, 56-64.

    Gocheva, V., Hund-Georgiadis, M., & Hediger, K. (2018). Effects of animal-assisted therapy on concentration and attention span in patients with acquired brain injuries: a randomized controlled trial. Neuropsychology, 32(1), 54-64.

    Hediger, K. & Hund-Georgiadis, M. (2017). Animal-assisted therapy in the view of staff members before and after implementation in a rehabilitation clinic. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 5(2), 61-73.

    Schramm, E., Hediger, K., Lang U.E. (2015). From animal behavior to human health: A nature and animal-assisted mindfulness intervention for recurrent depression. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 223(3), 192-200.

    Hediger, K. & Turner, D. (2014). Can dogs increase children's attention and concentration per­for­mance? A randomised controlled trial. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 2(2), 21-39.

    Beetz, A., Kotrschal, K., Turner, D. C., Hediger, K., Uvnäs-Moberg, K., & Julius, H. (2011). The effect of a real dog, toy dog and friendly person on in­se­cu­rely attached children during a stressful task: An ex­plo­ratory study. Anthrozoös, 24(4), 349-468.

    Rimmele, U., Hediger, K., Heinrichs, M. & Klaver, P. (2009). Oxytocin makes a face in memory familiar. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(1), 38-42.

     

    Other articles

    Hediger, K. (2021). From bench to barn to bed: investigating and utilizing the effects and mechanisms of animal-assisted interventions. Habilitation, University of Basel.

    Gaab, J., Wagner, C., Petignat, M. & Hediger, K. (2019). Vom animalischen Magnetismus zur tiergestützten Therapie: Warum das Placebo und seine Effekte für die Theorie und die Praxis wichtig ist. Tiergestützte, 2, 28-33. lernen-mit-tieren.de/tiergestuetzte-zeitschrift-archiv

    Dörr, C. & Hediger, K. (2019). Tiergestütztes Training emotionaler und sozialer Kompetenzen mit Hunden im Strafvollzug. Standardisierung eines niederschwelligen Behandlungsangebots. Forum Strafvollzug – Zeitschrift für Strafvollzug und Straffälligenhilfe, 69(3), 206-210.

    Beetz, A., Hediger, K. & Turner, D. C (2016). IAHAIO Weissbuch 2014: Definition der IAHAIO für tiergestützte Interventionen und Richtlinien für das Wohlbefinden der beteiligten Tiere. Tiergestützte, 1,32-35.

    Hediger, K. (2015). Tiergestützte Interventionen bei psychisch erkrankten Menschen. Pro Mente Sana Aktuell, 2, 11-13.

    Hediger, K. (2014). Tiergestützte Therapie am REHAB Basel. Einblicke in Aufbau, Umsetzung und wissenschaftliche Begleitung. Tiergestützte, 2, 22-24.

    Hediger, K. (2013). Vierbeiner öffnen Türen für die Therapie. Psychologie und Erziehung, 68-70.

     

    Books

    Hediger, K. & Zink, R. (2020). Pferdegestützte Traumatherapie (zweite überarbeitete Auflage). München: Ernst Reinhardt Verlag.

    Hediger, K. & Zink, R. (2017). Pferdegestützte Traumatherapie. München: Ernst Reinhardt Verlag.

    Hediger, K. (2012). Hunde und die Stressreaktion un­sicher und desorganisiert gebundener Kinder. Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen.

     

    Book chapters

    Pregowski, M., Hediger, K., Enders-Slegers, M.-J. (in press). The two sides of the human-animal bond. Reflections on using and abusing companion animals. In: S. Pollo & A. Vitale (eds), Human-Animal Relationships in Trasformation. Scientific, moral and legal perspectives: Palgrave MacMillan, (ISBN: 978-3-030-85276-4)

    Hediger, K., & Beetz, A. (2021). Lernen und Konzentration. In A. Beetz, M. Riedel, & R. Wohlfarth (Eds.), Tiergestützte Interventionen: Handbuch für die Aus- und Weiterbildung: Ernst Reinhardt, München, pp. 261-270.

    Hediger, K., & Debuse, D. (2021). Schädel-Hirn-Trauma. In A. Beetz, M. Riedel, & R. Wohlfarth (Eds.), Tiergestützte Interventionen: Handbuch für die Aus- und Weiterbildung: Ernst Reinhardt, München, pp. 372-382.

    Hediger, K. (2021). Freie Interaktionen zwischen Klient und Pferd in der pferdegestützten Psychotherapie. In: Gäng, M. & Gäng-Schürch, S. (Hrsg.) Therapeutisches Reiten. Ernst Reinhardt, München, pp. 105-124.

    Hediger, K. & Beetz, A. (2021). Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions for Mental Health and Well-being. In: Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Crump, L., Whittaker, M., Tanner, M & Stephen, C. (eds.) One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches, 2nd edition. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp.344-355.

    Turner, D.C. & Hediger, K. (2021). The Role of Companion Animals in Supporting Human Patients with Non-communicable Diseases. In: Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Crump, L., Whittaker, M., Tanner, M & Stephen, C. (eds.) One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches, 2nd edition. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 298-309.

    Hediger, K., Grimm, H. & Aigner, A. (2021). Ethics of animal-assisted psychotherapy. In: Trachsel, M., Gaab, J., Biller-Adorno, N., Tekin, S. & Sadler, J. (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics. Oxford: The Oxford University Press. 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198817338.013.75

    Hediger, K. & Wirth, S. (2019). Meerschweinchen in tiergestützten Interventionen: was wir aus der Forschung über den Umgang mit diesen Tieren lernen können. In: Otterstedt, C. (Ed). Meerscheinchen - Bunte Reihe, Heft 7. Bremen: Stiftung Bündnis Mensch und Tier.

    Hediger, K. (2019). Global Best Practices in Applying AAI. Shnapshot Four: Integrating Animals Into Neurorehabilitation. In: Fine A. (Ed). Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy, Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions. 5th edition. San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 435-437.

    Enders-Slegers, M.-J., Hediger, K., Beetz, A., Jegatheeson, B. & Turner, D. C. (2019). AAI in an international perspective: trends, research and practices. In: Fine A. (Ed). Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy, Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions. 5th edition. San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 465-478.

    Hediger, K., Beetz, A. & Wohlfarth, R. (2019). Tiergestützte Verhaltenstherapie. In Pfeifer, E. (Ed.). Natur in Psychotherapie und Künstlerischer Therapie. Theoretische, methodische und praktische Grundlagen. Band II. Giessen: Psychosozial-Verlag, pp. 431-450.

    Hediger, K., Beetz, A. & Wohlfarth, R. (2019). Praxis der tiergestützten Verhaltenstherapie. In Pfeifer, E. (Ed.). Natur in Psychotherapie und Künstlerischer Therapie. Theoretische, methodische und praktische Grundlagen. Band II. Giessen: Psychosozial-Verlag, pp. 451-468.

    Hediger, K., & Beetz, A. (2018). Lernen und Konzentration. In A. Beetz, M. Riedel, & R. Wohlfarth (Eds.), Handbuch tiergestützter Interventionen: Ernst Reinhardt.

    Hediger, K. (2019). Global Best Practices in Applying AAI. Shnapshot Four: Integrating Animals Into Neurorehabilitation. In: Fine A. (Ed). Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy, Foundations and Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions. 5th edition. San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 435-437.

    Hediger, K., & Debuse, D. (2018). Schädel-Hirn-Trauma. In A. Beetz, M. Riedel, & R. Wohlfarth (Eds.), Handbuch tiergestützter Interventionen: Ernst Reinhardt.

    Hediger, K., Gee, N. R. & Griffin J. A. (2017). Do animals in the classroom improve learning, attention, or other aspects of cognition? In: Gee, N. R., Fine, A. H. & McCardle, P. (Eds.). How Animals Help Students Learn: Research and Practice for Educators and Mental-Health Professionals. New York: Routledge, Taylor Francis Group.          

    Hediger, K. (2016). Freie Interaktionen zwischen Patient und Pferd in der pferdegestützten Psychotherapie. In: Gäng, M. (Hrsg.) Therapeutisches Reiten. Ernst Reinhardt, München, 105-124.

    Hediger, K. & Beetz, A. (2015). The Role of Human-Animal Interaction in Education. In: Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Waltner-Toews, D., Whittaker, M. & Tanner, M. (eds.) One health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp.73-84.

    • Stiftung pro REHAB Basel, project "animal-assisted therapy in neurorehabilitation": 150'000 CHF, 2022 – 2024
    • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship, project "From bench to barn to bed: Effects and mechanisms of animal-assisted interventions" (PCEFP1_194591 / 1): 1'634'819 CHF, 2021 – 2026
    • Stiftung pro REHAB Basel, project «effects of animal-assisted therapy in patients with brain injury»: 150'000 CHF, 2019 – 2021
    • Fundraising for founding a center for animal-assisted therapy of which I am the president: 936’050 CHF, 2018 – 2021
    • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Ambizione grant, project "psychophysiological effects of animal-assisted interventions in patients with brain injury" (PZ00P1_174082 / 1): 706’727 CHF, 2017 – 2021
    • Stiftung pro REHAB Basel, 144'069 CHF, 2016 – 2018
    • Forschungsfonds, University of Basel, 76'195 CHF, 2015 – 2016
    • Stiftung pro REHAB Basel, 102'487 CHF, 2013 – 2016

    Freie Akademische Gesellschaft for acquiring the coding software Noldus Observer: 10'000 CHF, 06/2014

    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

     

    REHAB Basel, Switzerland

     

    Open Universtiy, the Netherlands

     

    Paracelsus Medicinal University, Salzburg, Austria & Schön Clinic, Vogtareuth, Germany

     

    University Psychiatric Clinics (UPK) Basel, Switzerland

     

    Psychiatric University Clinics (PUK) Zürich, Switzerland

    • Scientific Reports
    • PLOS ONE
    • Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
    • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    • Childrens
    • Animals
    • Journal of veterinary behavior
    • Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin
    • Frontiers in Veterinary Science
    • Veterinary Medicine Austria
    • Anthrozoos
    • People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (PAIJ)
    • Mensch & Pferd International

     

     

    Initiator and head of organisation committee of the Swiss conference on human-animal relationship (see: www.iemt.ch/tagungen):    

    • 13. March 2021, online (260 participants)
    • 24. March 2018, Basel (200 participants)
    • 12. March 2016, Basel (170 participants)
    • 15. March 2014, Basel, (180 participants)

     

     

    Member of the organization board of the IAHAIO 15th international triennial conference, 12-14. April 2019, Brewster, USA. Title: Science Meets Practice: Creating Healthy Environments for People and Animals.