Located at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona [Autonomous University of Barcelona] (UAB), the chair is dedicated to research, training and disseminating the benefits of coexisting with animals for human health and well-being.
Its aim is to improve well-being and coexistence between people and pets. In order to achieve this, it carries out activities and projects with three fundamental objectives:
Carrying out in-depth studies of the relationship between pets and humans.
Increasing awareness of the benefits for people of coexisting with animals, with a special emphasis on the results of research work promoted by the department.
Promoting new programmes and participating in some existing ones aimed at training Health Science professionals in all aspects of the relationship between pets and people.
Areas of knowledge:
- Nature of the relationship between people and pets.
- Health and quality of life benefits of coexisting with animals.
- Therapeutic value of animals for people.
Director: Jaume Fatjó
Researcher: Paula Calvo