Our Sniffer Dogs have graduated with a PhDog in Psychology.

  • Clara Wilson

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Social Media coverage of Clara Wilson's PhD Study recieving 1,000 likes and 152 shares on Facebook, and 1,527 likes on Instagram.

Period16 Dec 2021

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  • TitleOur Sniffer Dogs have graduated with a PhDog in Psychology.
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletQueen's University Belfast
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Description“The QUB Sniffer Dogs include many different breeds. The trait that is common to all of them is that they love using their nose and enjoy the game of finding the target odour.
    “My research study is looking at whether dogs can discriminate between samples taken from humans when they are either relaxed or experiencing psychological stress.
    “If we can show that dogs can detect stress from odour cues alone, we would be adding further insight into how dogs experience the world around them, and this may also add to our understanding of specific skills that have evolved throughout their history alongside humans.
    “An answer to whether dogs can ‘smell stress’ would further have applied benefits to the world of Emotional Support and PTSD Assistance Dogs.
    Last week, the QUB Sniffer Dogs team celebrated the completion of Clara Wilson’s study, and graduated with their PhDogs in being very smart pups!
    PersonsClara Wilson


  • Dogs
  • Olfaction
  • Stress
  • physiology