Research

Recherche

The Chair

The purpose of the Affinity Foundation Chair of Animals and Health of the Autonomous University of Barcelona is to research and find out more about the relationships between people and pets..

These studies, carried out since 2012 by the Affinity Foundation Chair of Animals and Health of the psychiatry department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, show the relevance of pets in Spain.

In 2015 this Chair created the first post-graduate degree in Anthrozoology in Spain, and in 2018 it was offered for the fourth time with students from various fields (psychology, nursing, medicine, animal protection, etc.) who are trained to be able to carry out research and development projects in any of the diverse areas of anthrozoology.

The team of the Affinity Foundation Chair is managed by Dr Jaume Fatjó, doctor of veterinary medicine and associate professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and the director of the Affinity Foundation Chair of Animals and Health of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. And by researcher and doctor of anthrozoology Paula Calvo.

The Observatory

Since 2013, the Affinity Foundation Observatory has been dedicated to training and providing information about bonding between people and pets, bringing scientific rigor to this surprising, unique relationship.

See all the studies reported on by the Observatory