Dr Bradley Smith Psychology and Public Health / School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

Senior Lecturer/ Head of Course - Psychology

BPsych(Hons), PhD

Contact Details

Email: b.p.smith@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (08) 8378 4561 - Ext: 54561

Office Location

1.58

Appleton Institute

44 Greenhill Road, Wayville, SA 5034

About Me

For more information, and to keep up with my research activities, please visit my personal website www.howlingdingo.com.au

I am a comparative psychologist with a specialisation in canine cognition and behaviour. My field of research has covered various topics such as dingo cognition, the history of dingoes and their relationship with Indigenous Australians, the behaviour and enrichment of zoo animals, and non-lethal control of animals. I am also interested in all things relating to human-animal interactions, including human-animal co-sleeping, animal assisted therapy, and managing animals during natural disasters.

I am the editor and primary author of 'The dingo debate' published by CSIRO Publishing, and regularly publish in international peer reviewed scientific journals. I have also written articles for popular magazines, published nature photographs, consulted for the South Australian Government regarding captive dingo displays. I am often asked to provide public comment relating to canids in all forms of media.

I have been lucky enough to have worked with dingoes since 2007. My research with dingoes has included various captive based experiments, as well as observational studies of dingoes on Fraser Island, and research relating to dingoes living around mines in Western Australia. In my award winning doctoral thesis, I demonstrated the dingo’s abilities as a highly social and intelligent top order predator. By showing that dingoes are more wolf-like than dog-like in terms of the way they are built, behave and think, I was able to highlight the effect that domestication has on the cognition of canids and why wolves, dingoes and dogs are so well adapted to their respective natural environments.

I am the scientific director of the Australian Dingo Foundation, and the supervisor of research and ethics at the Dingo Discovery and Research Centre, the largest dingo sanctuary in Australia, and also a scientific advisor to the WA Dingo Association (WADA).

I currently work as a Senior Lecturer at Central Queensland University (Rockhampton campus), where I lecture in psychology and continue to study dingoes and the human-animal relationship. I am also an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at the University of Adelaide (School of Veterinary Science).

Books

BOOKS

  1. Smith, B. (editor) (2015). The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Appleby, R. & Smith, B. (forthcoming). Do wild canids kill for fun? In: Wild animals and leisure: Rights and welfare. Editors Carr, N. and Young, J. Taylor and Francis.

  2. Smith, B. (2015). Characteristics of the Australian dingo (Canis dingo Meyer, 1793). In: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation (Ed B Smith) pp. 1–23. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia.

  3. Smith, B. (2015). Biology and behaviour of the dingo. In: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation (Ed B Smith) pp. 25–53. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia.

  4. Smith, B. & Savolainen, P. (2015). The origin and ancestry of the dingo. In: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation (Ed B Smith) pp. 55–79. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia.

  5. Smith, B. (2015). The role of dingoes in Indigenous Australian lifestyle, culture, and spirituality. In: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation (Ed B Smith) pp. 81–101. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia

  6. Smith, B. (2015). Dingo intelligence: A dingo’s brain is sharper than it’s teeth. In: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation (Ed B Smith) pp. 215–249. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia.

  7. Smith, B. (2015). The personality, behaviour and suitability of dingoes living as companion animals. In: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation (Ed B Smith) pp. 251–275. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia.

  8. Smith, B. & Watson, L. (2015). The role of private sanctuaries in dingo conservation and the management of dingoes in captivity. In: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation (Ed B Smith) pp. 277–299. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia.

  9. Smith, B. & Appleby, R. (2015). Forging a new future for the Australian dingo. In: The dingo debate: origins, behaviour and conservation (Ed B Smith) pp. 301–315. CSIRO Publishing: Clayton South, Australia.

Theses

Smith, B. (2010). ‘Cognition and behaviour in captive dingoes’ (unpublished doctoral thesis). School of Psychology, University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Smith, B. (2006). 'The effect of environmental enrichment in reducing stereotypic behaviour in captive Australian Sea Lions’ (unpublished honours thesis). School of Psychology, University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Papers in Refereed Proceedings
  1. Cvirn, M., Smith, B., Jay, S., Vincent, G., & Ferguson, S. (2015). The impact of temperature on the sleep characteristics of volunteer firefighters during a wildland fireground tour simulation. In: Kennedy G, Sargent, C (Eds). The time of your life. Australian Chronobiology Society, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 18-24.
  2. Taylor, M., Eustace, G., Smith, B., Thompson, K., Westcott, R., & Burns, P. (2015). Managing animals in disasters (MAiD): Experiences of responders in supporting animals and their owners in disasters - Research Forum paper 2014. In: Proceedings of Bushfire CRC and AFAC 2014 Conference Research Forum, Wellington, New Zealand.
  3. Christoforou T, Cvirn M, Ferguson SA, Armstrong TA, Smith B. (2013). The effect of sleep restriction and exposure to physical activity on the cognitive ability of volunteer firefighters across a 3-day simulated fire-ground tour. In: Sargent C, Zhou X (Eds). Sleep, performance and well-being in adults and adolescences. Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 13-17.
  4. Armstrong TA, Cvirn M, Ferguson SA, Christoforou T, Smith B. (2013). Can Australian bush fire fighters accurately self-monitor their cognitive performance during a 3-day simulated fire-ground campaign. In: Sargent C, Zhou X (Eds). Sleep, performance and well-being in adults and adolescences. Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 18-23.
Refereed Conferences
Completed Supervisions

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Veronika Czerwinski (Adelaide University) (2013-2017). Associate Supervisor. The Influence of Maternal Care on Stress-related Responses in Puppies, Canis familiaris.

2012- Michael Cvirn (CQUniversity). Associate Supervisor

The effects of heat, sleep restriction, and exercise on the cognitive performance of firefighters during a wildland fire simulation

2013- Joshua Trigg (CQUniversity). Associate Supervisor

Animal-human entanglements within the disaster preparedness context: A bond-centred exploration of companion animal related risk-taking by guardians.

2014- Simon Pols (Adelaide University). Associate Supervisor.

Natural selection versus artificial selection: microevolution in the cranial and post cranial morphology of dogs.

2014- Rob Appleby (Griffith University). External Supervisor.

The ecology, behaviour and management of the Fraser Island dingo

2017- Petra Edwards (Adelaide University). Associate Supervisor.

How can we reduce stress in dogs when visiting veterinarian clinics?

MASTERS (6th year)

2017- Taya Coates (CQUniversity). Horses in therapy: Can social learning theory and locus of control explain how equine assisted therapy reduces depression and anxiety symptoms?

HONOURS (4th year)

2017

Brenton Williams (CQUniversity). Canid encephalization: How sociality, energy requirements and ecology influence variation in brain size.

Joy Smith (CQUniversity). Development of a scale to measure Australian attitudes towards wildlife.

Gillian McDermott (CQUniversity). Aggression or play? Understanding the nature of dingo-human interactions on Fraser Island.

Rachel Holligan (Adelaide University). Can cognitive behavioural tests be used to determine individual differences and appropriate career pathway in assistance dogs?

2016

Maddison Howie (CQUniversity). Predictors of Human Attachment in Human-Dog Relationships.

Stephanie Jarvis (CQUniversity). ‘What’s in a pet’s name?’ Investigation into the psychological predictors for naming companion animals.

Johanna Aldersey (Adelaide University). Can simple behaviour tests be used to direct career pathway in assistance dogs?

Petra Edwards (Adelaide University). One size fits all? Selection and use of harnesses and halters by dog owners.

Kristie Hume (Adelaide University). Hyperextension of the neck: a comparative study between dingoes and greyhounds.

2015

Jessica Mack (CQUniversity). Human-animal co-sleeping: the implications for sleep quality and quantity.

Brett Bodsworth (CQUniversity). Bushfire management and livestock owners' decisions: more than just the animals.

Peta Hazelton (CQUniversity). Human-animal co-sleeping practices among Australian dog owners.

2014

Ashley Dale (CQUniversity). Teachers' attitudes towards Animal-Assisted Therapy for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suzanne Hallett (Adelaide University) The influence of domestication on the cognitive function of canids.

Lucy Braendler (Adelaide University) The Relationship Between Stress and Learning in Dogs Newly Relinquished to an Animal Shelter.

2013

Tess Armstrong (CQUniversity). Expectation versus Reality: The Utility of Subjective Measures in Assessing Performance Impairment in Australian Volunteer Fire Fighters.

Tamika Christoforou (CQUniversity). Safety is a State of Mind: The Effects of Multi-Stressor Environments on the Cognitive Functioning of Volunteer Fire Fighters.

2012

Emma Barry (CQUniversity). The Effect of Sleep Restriction on the Perception of Cognitive and Physical Performance in Bushland Firefighters.

Grants

2015-2016 Title: The population, behaviour and management of dingoes living in mine sites.
Investigators: Dr Bradley Smith (CI)
Funding body: Linkage grant: Newcrest Mining, and Central Queensland University Amount: $31,000.

2013 Title: Behavioural development in a unique Australian mammal: the dingo (Canis dingo).
Investigators: Dr Bradley Smith (lead); Prof Clive Wynne (University of Florida) Funding body: Central Queensland University
(Research Development Incentives Program Seed Grant Scheme)/ Black Dog Wear (Private, $1500) Amount: $11,304

Refereed Articles

JOURNAL ARTICLES (PEER REVIEWED)

Animal cognition and behaviour

  1. Czerwinski, V., Smith, B., Hynd, P., & Hazel, S. (2017). Sampling maternal care behaviour in domestic dogs: what’s the best approach? Behavioural Processes. DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.03.018

  2. Smith, B., Browne, M., & Serpell, J. (2017). Owner-reported behavioural characteristics of dingoes (Canis dingo) living as companion animals: A comparison to ‘modern’ and ‘ancient’ dog breeds. Journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 187, 77-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2016.11.010

  3. Smith, B., & Vague, A-L. (2017). The denning behaviour of dingoes (Canis dingo) living in a human-modified environment. Australian Mammalogy. DOI: 10.1071/AM16027.

  4. Czerwinski, V., McArthur, M., Smith, B., Hynd, P., & Hazel, S. (2016). Selection of breeding stock among Australian purebred dog breeders, with particular emphasis on the dam. Animals, 6, 75. DOI: 10.3390/ani6110075

  5. Czerwinski, V., Hynd, P., Smith, B. & Hazel, S. (2016). The influence of maternal care on stress-related behaviours in domestic dogs: what can we learn from the rodent literature? Veterinary Behaviour: Clinical Applications and Research, 14, 52–59.

  6. Hudson, R., Rödel, H., Elizalde, M., Arteaga, L., Kennedy, G., & Smith, B. (2016). Pattern of nipple use by puppies: a comparison of the Australian dingo and the domestic dog. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130, 269-277.

  7. Smith, B., Flavel, M., & Simpson, B. (2016). Quantification of salivary cortisol from captive dingoes (Canis dingo) in relation to age, gender, and breeding season. Australian Mammalogy, 38, 21-28.

  8. Smith, B. (2014). Living with wild dogs: Personality dimensions in captive dingoes (Canis dingo) and implications for ownership. Anthrozoös, 27, 423-433.

  9. Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2013). Looking back at ‘looking back’: Operationalizing referential gaze for dingoes in an unsolvable task. Animal Cognition, 16, 961-971.

  10. Appleby, R., Smith, B., & Jones, D. (2013). Observations of a free-ranging adult female dingo (Canis dingo) and littermates’ responses to the death of a pup. Behavioural Processes, 96, 42-46.

  11. Lord, K., Feinstein, M., Smith, B., & Coppinger, R. (2013). Variation in reproductive traits of members of the genus Canis with special attention to the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). Behavioural Processes, 92, 131-142.

  12. Smith, B., Appleby, R. & Litchfield, C. (2012). Spontaneous tool-use: an observation of a dingo (Canis dingo) using a table to access an out-of-reach food reward. Behavioural Processes, 89, 219-224.

  13. Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2010). How well do dingoes (Canis dingo) perform on the detour task. Animal Behaviour, 80, 155-162.

  14. Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2010). Dingoes (Canis dingo) can use human social cues to locate hidden food. Animal Cognition, 13, 367-376.

  15. Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2010). An empirical case study examining effectiveness of environmental enrichment in two captive Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13, 103-122.

Human-animal relationships

  1. Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2017). Developing a scale to understand willingness to sacrifice personal safety for companion animals: The Pet-Owner Risk Propensity Scale (PORPS). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 21, 205-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.12.004

  2. Smith, B., Hazelton, P., Thompson, K., Trigg, J., Etherton, H., and Blunden, S. (2017). A multi-species approach to co-sleeping: Integrating human-animal co-sleeping practices into our understanding of human sleep. Human Nature. DOI: 10.1007/s12110-017-9290-2

  3. Thompson, K., Trigg, J., & Smith, B. (2017). Animal ownership amongst vulnerable populations in regional South Australia: Implications for natural disaster preparedness and resilience. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 23 (1), 59-63. DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000416

  4. Every, D., Smith, K., Trigg, J., Smith, B., Thompson, K. (2017). “How will my donkey fit on the plane?” The benefits and constraints of the therapeutic use of animals with refugees. Clinical Psychologist, 21 (1), 44-53. DOI: 10.1111/cp.12071

  5. Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2016). A moveable beast: subjective influence of human-animal relationships on risk perception, and risk behaviour during bushfire threat. The Qualitative Report, 21 (10), 1881-1903.

  6. Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2016). Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 4 (1), 54-81.

  7. Smith, B. & Dale, A. (2016). Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pet Behaviour Science, 1, 13-22.

  8. Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2016). An animal just like me: the importance of preserving the identities of companion-animal owners in disaster contexts. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10 (1), 26-40. DOI: 10.1111/spc3.12233

  9. Thompson, K., O’Dwyer, L., Hazel, S., Hadley, T., Smith, B., Reynolds, C., & Sharp, A. (2015). What’s in a dog’s breakfast? Considering the social, veterinary and environmental implications of feeding food scraps to pets using three Australian surveys. Sustainability, 7, 7195-7213.

  10. Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2015). Engaging pet owners in disaster risk and preparedness communications: Simplifying complex human-animal relations with archetypes. Environmental Hazards, 14 (3), 236-251. DOI:10.1080/17477891.2015.1047731

  11. Trigg, J., Smith, B., & Thompson, K. (2015). Does emotional closeness to pets motivate their inclusion in bushfire survival plans? Implications for emergency communicators. Australian Journal of Emergency Management (Special Edition), 30 (2), 24-30.

  12. Taylor, M., McCarthy, M., Burns, P., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Eustace, G. (2015). The challenges of managing animals and their owners in disasters: The perspectives of Australian response organisations and stakeholders. Australian Journal of Emergency Management (Special Edition), 30 (2), 31-37.

  13. Smith, B., Taylor, M., & Thompson, K. (2015). Risk perception, preparedness and response of livestock producers to bushfires: A South Australian case study. Australian Journal of Emergency Management (Special Edition), 30 (2), 38-42.

  14. Smith, B., Thompson, K., Taylor, M. (2015). What’s the big deal? Responder experiences of large animal rescue in Australia. PLoS Currents Disasters. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.71d34082943fa239dbfbf9597232c8a5.

  15. Thompson, K., & Smith, B. (2014). Should we let sleeping dogs lie…with us? Synthesizing the literature and setting the agenda for research on human-animal co-sleeping practices. Humanimalia, 6, 1.

  16. Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., Dawson, D. (2014). The prevalence and implications of human-animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample. Anthrozoös, 27, 423-433.

  17. Thompson, K., Every, D., Rainbird, S., Cornell, V., Smith, B., & Trigg, J. (2014). No pet or their person left behind: Improving the disaster resilience of vulnerable groups through animal attachment (special issue on 'Animal Management Following Natural Disasters’). Animals, 4, 214-240.

  18. Smith, B. (2012). The 'pet effect': health related aspects of companion animal ownership. Australian Family Physician, 41, 439-442.

  19. Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2009). A review of the relationship between Indigenous Australians, dingoes (Canis dingo) and domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Anthrozoös, 22, 111-128.

Human cognition, health and fatigue

  1. Cvirn, M., Smith, B., Ferguson, S., Jay, S., Dorrian, K., & Vincent, G. (2016). The sleep architecture of Australian volunteer firefighters during a multi-day simulated wildfire suppression: impact of sleep restriction and temperature. Accident, Analysis and Prevention. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2015.11.013

  2. Smith, B., Browne, M., Armstrong, T., & Ferguson, S. (2016). The accuracy of subjective measures for assessing fatigue related decrements in multi-stressor environments. Safety Science, 86, 238–244. DOI:10.1016/j.ssci.2016.03.006

  3. Ferguson, S., Smith, B., Browne, M., & Rockloff, M. (2016). Fatigue in emergency services operations: assessment of the optimal objective and subjective measures using a simulated wildfire deployment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 171. doi:10.3390/ijerph13020171

  4. Jay, S., Smith, B., Windler, S., Dorrian, J., and Ferguson, S. (2016). Does suspected sleep disordered breathing impact on the sleep and performance of firefighting volunteers during a simulated fireground campaign? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 173. doi:10.3390/ijerph13020173

  5. Allison, S., Roeger, L., Smith, B., & Isherwood, L. (2014). Family histories of school bullying: implications for parent-child psychotherapy. Australasian Psychiatry, 22, 149-153.

  6. Roeger, L., Reed, R., & Smith, B. (2010). Equity of access in the spatial distribution of GPs within an Australian metropolitan city. Journal of Australian Primary Health, 16, 284-290.

PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (PEER REVIEWED)

  1. Cvirn, M., Smith, B., Jay, S., Vincent, G., & Ferguson, S. (2015). The impact of temperature on the sleep characteristics of volunteer firefighters during a wildland fireground tour simulation. In: Kennedy G, Sargent, C (Eds). The time of your life. Australian Chronobiology Society, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 18-24.

  2. Taylor, M., Eustace, G., Smith, B., Thompson, K., Westcott, R., & Burns, P. (2015). Managing animals in disasters (MAiD): Experiences of responders in supporting animals and their owners in disasters - Research Forum paper 2014. In: Proceedings of Bushfire CRC and AFAC 2014 Conference Research Forum, Wellington, New Zealand.

  3. Christoforou T, Cvirn M, Ferguson SA, Armstrong TA, Smith B. (2013). The effect of sleep restriction and exposure to physical activity on the cognitive ability of volunteer firefighters across a 3-day simulated fire-ground tour. In: Sargent C, Zhou X (Eds). Sleep, performance and well-being in adults and adolescences. Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 13-17.

  4. Armstrong TA, Cvirn M, Ferguson SA, Christoforou T, Smith B. (2013). Can Australian bush fire fighters accurately self-monitor their cognitive performance during a 3-day simulated fire-ground campaign. In: Sargent C, Zhou X (Eds). Sleep, performance and well-being in adults and adolescences. Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 18-23.

POPULAR ARTICLES

  1. Smith, B. (2016). Our dogs may love us, but that doesn't mean we should treat them like humans. SBS Television Commentary. April 26, 2016.

  2. Smith, B. (2015). The dingo: neither dog nor wolf. In: K. Guy (Editor), Dingo Tails: tales from the dingoes den. E-book, pp. 213-221. October, 25, 2015.

  3. Smith, B. (2015). Science wants to know about the dog in your bed. Do You Believe in Dog? (Blog). August 31, 2015.

  4. Smith, B. (2013). Take a walk on the wild side: dingo science. Do You Believe in Dog? (Blog). October 3, 2013.

  5. Smith, B. (2012). Caring for country is also good for Aboriginal people. Croakey: The Crikey Health Blog. January 27, 2012.

  6. Smith, B. (2009). Friends, foes, food and ferals: Dingo relationships in Australia. Australian Wildlife Magazine, 46, 14-19.

Conference Presentations
  1. Smith, B. (2017). Mining for trouble: The population, behaviour and management of dingoes living within a remote Australian mining operation. Paper presented at the 12th International Mammalogical Congress. Perth, Australia, July 9-14.

  2. Smith, B. (2017). Living with wild dogs: Exploring the behaviour & personality of dingoes living as companion animals. Delta Institute Dog Behaviour Conference ‘Inside of a dog’. Sydney, Australia. April 8-9, 2017.

  3. Smith, B. (2017). Dingo behaviour and captive management. Presentation to the Rockhampton Zoological Gardens. Rockhampton, Australia. 28 March, 2017.

  4. Smith, B. (2016). Managing the risk of dingo-human conflict on Fraser Island. Paper presented at the Society for Risk Analysis Australia and New Zealand (SRA ANZ) 9th Annual Conference, ‘Engaging Risk’. Adelaide, Australia. November 23-24, 2016.

  5. Smith, B. (2015). Pets in beds: towards an understanding human-animal co-sleeping practices among dog owners. Paper presented at the Adelaide Sleep Retreat. Adelaide, Australia. November 12, 2015.

  6. Smith, B. (2014). Managing dingo-human conflict on Fraser Island. Paper presented at the Australian Institute of Animal Management Workshop. Gold Coast, Australia. October 16-17, 2014.

  7. Smith, B. (2014). How do livestock producers perceive ‘risk’ during natural disasters. Paper presented at the Society of Risk Analysis- Australia and New Zealand. Palmerston North, New Zealand. August 26-27, 2014.

  8. Smith, B. (2014). Why wild dogs don’t make good pets: An exploration of the personality and behavioral characteristics of dingoes living as companion animals. Paper presented at the Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science. Newport, Rhode Island. June 20-22, 2014.

  9. Smith, B. (2014). Dingo cognition and behaviour. Talk presented for the Yale University Psychology Department. North Haven, Connecticut. July, 2014.

  10. Smith, B. (2013). Dingoes, the ‘missing link’ between wolves and domestic dogs? Online lecture for e-training for dogs.com, for the Ethology and Canine Behavior Lecture Series, February 6, 2013.

  11. Smith, B., Thompson, K., & Dawson, D. (2012). Should we let sleeping dogs lie… with us? The prevalence and implications of pet bed-sharing in an Australian sample. Paper presented at the Australasian Chronobiology Society 9th Annual Meeting, September 15, 2012. Adelaide, Australia.

  12. Smith, B. (2011). ‘Clever dingoes’. Presentation given at the Australian Dingo Foundation’s annual ‘Dingo Birthday’ celebrations, July 3, 2011. Toolern Vale, Victoria.

  13. Smith, B. & Litchfield, C. (2011). Cognition and behaviour in captive dingoes (Canis dingo). Paper presented at the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB) Annual Conference. Adelaide, Australia, 11-13 April.

  14. Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2006). The effect of environmental enrichment in reducing stereotypic behaviour in captive Australian Sea Lions (Neophoca cinerea). Paper presented at the First Australasian Regional Environmental Enrichment Conference. Melbourne, Australia, 1-2 Nov.

Commissioned Reports
  1. Smith, B. (2016). The population, behaviour and management of dingoes at Telfer Mine, Western Australia. Report prepared for Newcrest Mining.

  2. Aisbett, B., Smith, B., & Ferguson, S. (2014). Operational readiness of rural firefighters during bushfire suppression. Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. Melbourne: Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9925027-7-5.

  3. Thompson, K., Every, D., Cornell, V., Rainbird, S., Smith, B., and Trigg, J. (2013, December). Animal Attachment and Disaster Resilience in Vulnerable Communities in Australia: A literature review. Report prepared for The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

  4. Katterl, R., Anikeeva, O., Butler, C., Brown, L., Smith, B., Bywood, P. (2012). Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia: Causes for hospitalisations and primary health care interventions. PHC RIS Policy Issue Review. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service.

  5. Moretti, C., Carne A., Smith, B., & Bywood P. (2011). Summary Data Report of the 2009-2010 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, Discipline of General Practice, Flinders University, and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

  6. Smith, B. (2011). More Allied Health Services (MAHS) Program: Summary 2006-2009. Report for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, Flinders University.

  7. Smith, B. (2011). Rural Primary Health Services (RPHS) Program: 2010-2011 6 month data report. Report for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, Flinders University.

PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
Psychology - Psychology not elsewhere classified
Human-animal relationships, Animal behaviour, Animal Cognition, Canids, Dingo, Dogs
Journal article

Thompson, K. R., Haigh, L., & Smith, B. P. (2018). Planned and ultimate actions of horse owners facing a bushfire threat: Implications for natural disaster preparedness and survivability. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27, 490-498. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.11.013

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Appleby, R., Mackie, J., Smith, B., Bernede, L., & Jones, D. (2018). Human-dingo interactions on Fraser Island: An analysis of serious incident reports. Australian Mammalogy, 40(2), 146-156. doi:10.1071/AM16026

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Smith, B. P., & Appleby, R. (2018). Promoting human-dingo co-existence in Australia: Moving towards more innovative methods of protecting livestock rather than killing dingoes (Canis dingo). Wildlife Research, 45(1), 1-15. doi:10.1071/WR16161

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Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2017). Archetyping relationships with companion animals to understand disaster risk-taking propensity. Journal of Risk Research, 1-22. doi:10.1080/13669877.2017.1405458

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Appleby, R., Smith, B., Bernede, L., & Jones, D. (2017). Utilising aversive conditioning to manage the behaviour of K'gari (Fraser Island) dingoes (Canis dingo). Pacific Conservation Biology, 23(4), 335-358. doi:10.1071/PC17017

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Smith, B. P., Hazelton, P. C., Thompson, K. R., Trigg, J. L., Etherton, H. C., & Blunden, S. L. (2017). A multispecies approach to co-sleeping: Integrating human-animal co-sleeping practices into our understanding of human sleep. Human Nature, 28(3), 255-273. doi:10.1007/s12110-017-9290-2

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Appleby, R., Smith, B., Mackie, J., Bernede, L., & Jones, D. (2017). Preliminary observations of dingo responses to assumed aversive stimuli. Pacific Conservation Biology, 23(3), 295-301. doi:10.1071/PC17005

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Czerwinski, V. H., Smith, B. P., Hynd, P. I., & Hazel, S. J. (2017). Sampling maternal care behaviour in domestic dogs: What's the best approach?. Behavioural Processes, 140, 41-46. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2017.03.018

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Trigg, J., Smith, B., Bennett, P., & Thompson, K. (2017). Developing a scale to understand willingness to sacrifice personal safety for companion animals: The Pet-Owner Risk Propensity Scale (PORPS). International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 21, 205-212. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.12.004

Link to ACQUIRE

Smith, B. P., Browne, M., & Serpell, J. A. (2017). Owner-reported behavioural characteristics of dingoes (Canis dingo) living as companion animals: A comparison to ‘modern’ and ‘ancient’ dog breeds. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 187, 77-84. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2016.11.010

Link to ACQUIRE

Thompson, K., Trigg, J., & Smith, B. (2017). Animal ownership among vulnerable populations in regional South Australia: Implications for natural disaster preparedness and resilience. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 23(1), 59-63. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000000416

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Smith, B. P., Lucas, T. A., Norris, R. M., & Henneberg, M. (2017). Brain size/body weight in the dingo (Canis dingo): Comparisons with domestic and wild canids. Australian Journal of Zoology, 65(5), 292-301. doi:10.1071/ZO17040

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Czerwinski, V., McArthur, M., Smith, B., Hynd, P., & Hazel, S. (2016). Selection of breeding stock among Australian purebred dog breeders with particular emphasis on the dam. Animals, 6(11), 1-18. doi:10.3390/ani6110075

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Hudson, R., Rödel, H. G., Elizalde, M. T., Arteaga, L., Kennedy, G. A., & Smith, B. P. (2016). Pattern of nipple use by puppies: A comparison of the dingo (Canis dingo) and the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130(3), 269-277. doi:10.1037/com0000023

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Smith, B. P., Browne, M., Armstrong, T. A., & Ferguson, S. A. (2016). The accuracy of subjective measures for assessing fatigue related decrements in multi-stressor environments. Safety Science, 86, 238-244. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2016.03.006

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Czerwinski, V. H., Smith, B. P., Hynd, P. I., & Hazel, S. J. (2016). The influence of maternal care on stress-related behaviors in domestic dogs: What can we learn from the rodent literature?. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 14, 52-59. doi:10.1016/j.jveb.2016.05.003

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Jay, S. M., Smith, B. P., Windler, S., Dorrian, J., & Ferguson, S. A. (2016). Does suspected sleep disordered breathing impact on the sleep and performance of firefighting volunteers during a simulated fire ground campaign?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2), 1-11. doi:10.3390/ijerph13020173

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Ferguson, S. A., Smith, B. P., Browne, M., & Rockloff, M. J. (2016). Fatigue in emergency services operations: Assessment of the optimal objective and subjective measures using a simulated wildfire deployment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2), 171-182. doi:10.3390/ijerph13020171

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Smith, B. P., & Dale, A. A. (2016). Integrating animals in the classroom: the attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pet Behaviour Science, 1, 13-22. doi:10.21071/pbs.v0i1.3994

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Trigg, J. L., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2016). A moveable beast: subjective influence of human-animal relationships on risk perception, and risk behaviour during bushfire threat. The Qualitative Report, 21(10), 1881-1903. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss10/9

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Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2016). An animal just like me: The importance of preserving the identities of companion-animal owners in disaster contexts. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(1), 26-40. doi:10.1111/spc3.12233

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Trigg, J. L., Thompson, K., Smith, B. P., & Bennett, P. (2016). Exploring risk propensity through pet-attachment diversity in natural hazard contexts. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 4(1), 54-81. Retrieved from https://www.apa-hai.org/human-animal-interaction/haib/exploring-risk-propensity/

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Smith, B., Flavel, M., & Simpson, B. (2016). Quantification of salivary cortisol from captive dingoes (Canis dingo) in relation to age, sex, and breeding season: implications for captive management. Australian Mammalogy, 38(1), 21-28. doi:10.1071/AM15017

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Trigg, J., Smith, B., & Thompson, K. (2015). Does emotional closeness to pets motivate their inclusion in bushfire survival plans? : implications for emergency communicators. Australian journal of emergency management., 30(2), 24-30. Retrieved from https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-30-02-06

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Trigg, J., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Bennett, P. (2015). Engaging pet owners in disaster risk and preparedness communications : simplifying complex human–animal relations with archetypes. Environmental hazards., 14(3), 236-251. doi:10.1080/17477891.2015.1047731

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Every, D., Smith, K., Smith, B., Trigg, J., & Thompson, K. (2015). How can a donkey fly on the plane? : the benefits and limits of animal therapy with refugees. Clinical psychologist., (2015), 1-10. doi:10.1111/cp.12071

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Smith, B., Taylor, M., & Thompson, K. (2015). Risk perception, preparedness and response of livestock producers to bushfires : a South Australian case study. Australian journal of emergency management., 30(2), 38-42. Retrieved from https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/ajem-30-02-08

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Taylor, M., McCarthy, M., Burns, P., Thompson, K., Smith, B., & Eustace, G. (2015). The challenges of managing animals and their owners in disasters : perspectives of Australian response organisations and stakeholders. Australian journal of emergency management., 30(2), 31-37. Retrieved from https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/ajem-30-02-07

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Thompson, K., O'Dwyer, L., Sharp, A., Smith, B., Reynolds, C., Hadley, T., & Hazel, S. (2015). What’s in a dog’s breakfast? : Considering the social, veterinary and environmental implications of feeding food scraps to pets using three Australian surveys. Sustainability., 7(6), 7195-7213. doi:10.3390/su7067195

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Smith, B., Thompson, K., & Taylor, M. (2015). What’s the big deal? : Responder experiences of large animal rescue in Australia. PLoS currents : disasters., (2015), 1-11. doi:10.1371/currents.dis.71d34082943fa239dbfbf9597232c8a5

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Allison, S., Roeger, L., Smith, B., & Isherwood, L. (2014). Family histories of school bullying : implications for parent-child psychotherapy. Australasian psychiatry., 22(2), 1-5. doi:10.1177/1039856214520791

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Smith, B. (2014). Living with wild dogs : personality dimensions in captive dingoes (Canis dingo) and implications for ownership. Anthrozoos., 27(3), 423-433. doi:10.2752/175303714X14023922797869

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Thompson, K., Every, D., Rainbird, S., Cornell, V., Smith, B., & Trigg, J. (2014). No pet or their person left behind : increasing the disaster resilience of vulnerable groups through animal attachment, activities and networks. Animals., 4(2), 214-240. doi:10.3390/ani4020214

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Thompson, K., & Smith, B. (2014). Should we let sleeping dogs lie… with us? : Synthesizing the literature and setting the agenda for research on human-animal co-sleeping practices. Humanimalia., 6(1), 114-127. Retrieved from http://www.depauw.edu/humanimalia/issue%2011/thompson-smith.html/

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Smith, B., Thompson, K., Clarkson, L., & Dawson, D. (2014). The prevalence and implications of human–animal co-sleeping in an Australian sample. Anthrozoos : a multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people & animals., 27(4), 543-551. doi:10.2752/089279314X14072268687880

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Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2013). Looking back at ‘looking back’ : operationalising referential gaze for dingoes in an unsolvable task. Animal cognition., 16(6), 961-971. doi:10.1007/s10071-013-0629-8

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Appleby, R., Smith, B., & Jones, D. (2013). Observations of a free-ranging adult female dingo (Canis dingo) and littermates’ responses to the death of a pup. Behavioural processes., 96, 42-46. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2013.02.016

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Lord, K., Feinstein, M., Smith, B., & Coppinger, R. (2013). Variation in reproductive traits of members of the genus Canis with special attention to the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). Behavioural processes., 92, 131-142. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2012.10.009

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Smith, B., Appleby, R., & Litchfield, C. (2012). Spontaneous tool-use : an observation of a dingo (Canis dingo) using a table to access an out-of-reach food reward. Behavioural processes., 89(3), 219-224. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2011.11.004

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Smith, B. (2012). The 'pet effect' : health related aspects of companion animal ownership. Australian family physician., 41(6), 439-442.

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Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2010). An empirical case study examining effectiveness of environmental enrichment in two captive Australian Sea Lions (Neophoca cinerea). Journal of applied animal welfare science., 13(2), 103-122. doi:10.1080/10888700903371863

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Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2010). Dingoes (Canis dingo) can use human social cues to locate hidden food. Animal cognition., 13(2), 367-376. doi:10.1007/s10071-009-0287-z

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Roeger, L., Reed, R., & Smith, B. (2010). Equity of access in the spatial distribution of GPs within an Australian metropolitan city. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(4), 284-290.

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Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2010). How well do dingoes, Canis dingo, perform on the detour task?. Animal behaviour., 80, 155-162. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.04.017

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Smith, B., & Litchfield, C. (2009). Review of the relationship between Indigenous Australians, dingoes (Canis dingo) and domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Journal, (Issue), 1.

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Book chapter

Appleby, R. G., & Smith, B. P. (2018). Do wild canids kill for fun?. In N. Carr, & J. Young (Eds.), Wild animals and leisure: Rights and wellbeing (pp. 181-209). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

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Conference paper

Taylor, M., Eustace, G., Smith, B., Thompson, K., Westcott, R., & Burns, P. (2015). Managing animals in disasters (MAID) : the experiences of emergency services personnel in supporting animals and their owners in disasters. In Proceedings of the research forum at the bushfire and natural hazards CRC & AFAC conference, Wellington, 2 September 2014. (pp. 1-13). East Melbourne, Vic: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

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Armstrong, T., Cvirn, M., Ferguson, S., Christoforou, T., & Smith, B. (2013). Can Australian bush fire fighters accurately self-monitor their cognitive performance during a 3-day simulated fire-ground campaign?. In Sleep, performance & well-being in adults & adolecents, The Clock Strikes Ten, 10th Annual Meeting, Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, September 13th 2013 (pp. 18-23). Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Chronobiology Society.

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Christoforou, T., Cvirn, M., Ferguson, S., Armstrong, T., & Smith, B. (2013). The effect of sleep restriction and exposure to physical activity on the cognitive ability of volunteer firefighters across a 3-day simulated fire-ground tour. In Sleep, performance & well-being in adults & adolecents, The Clock Strikes Ten, 10th Annual Meeting, Australasian Chronobiology Society, Adelaide, September 13th 2013 (pp. 13-17). Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Chronobiology Society.

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Edited Book

Smith, B. (Ed.) (2015). The Dingo debate: Origins, behaviour and conservation. Clayton South, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing. Retrieved from http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/7138/#sthash.iVaB6CeT.dpuf

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