PAWWS: People and Animal Wellbeing at Work and in Society

  • Tallberg, Linda (PI)

Project: Externally funded project

Project Details


Knowledge about human-animal work and multispecies wellbeing at work remains limited. PAWWS fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration between Animal Organization Studies, Veterinary Science and Social and Healthcare Sciences to study human and animal wellbeing at work in novel, integrated and groundbreaking ways. Empirically, we will focus on human-dog working relations in organizations, such as service-, therapy-, pain- and cancer dogs at work. Our data will be collected through mixed methods. Project PAWWS creates in-depth understanding and new knowledge about multispecies wellbeing, animal voice and agency in human-animal work. The project contributes especially to Animal Organization Studies, Veterinary and Medical studies and Social and Healthcare Sciences. Practical and societal impacts are considered, such as developing a DogWork logo and animal welfare certification, employment contracts for dogs and ethical (non)human relations in organizations. This is an Academy of Finland funded consortium project.
Short titlePAWWS
Effective start/end date01.09.202331.08.2027

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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