Carri is currently a Research Associate studying Human-Animal Interactions in the University of Liverpool Veterinary School. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester, and Liverpool John Moores University, for their Animal Behaviour and Welfare Degrees. Due to her current work demands, Carri is not presently seeing behaviour cases, but may sometimes be found teaching a puppy class or two!
Carri graduated from Liverpool University with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Zoology and Genetics in 2002. She completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool Veterinary School in 2008, her thesis entitled “Contact between dogs, and between dogs and people”. Her research has been published in scientific journals and she presents at international conferences.
Carri's PhD studies included attending the Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree honours year at the University of Bristol. This theoretical background combines with her wealth of practical experience in training a variety of dogs.
Previously Carri was an Instructor for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. This involved training dogs in a variety of soundwork and obedience, and placing them with Deaf Recipients. She also has the Level One British Sign Language qualification. Carri has particular experience in training rescue dogs and has also worked in an RSPCA Animal Centre.