Dr. Janette Young is a lecturer and researcher at the University of South Australia in the academic unit of Allied Health and Human Performance. Dr. Young is an established researcher in the field of human-animal relationships with a particular focus on the intersection and balancing of both human and animal needs, experiences, and rights. She has edited 2 books in this field and numerous chapters, peer reviewed journal articles and conference presentations, along with supervising multiple PhD and Honours projects. She is author or informant for a range of popular media articles and regularly invited to speak publicly in relation to humans’ relationships with pets. She is co-chair of Animal Therapies Ltd (SA) the Australian entity focused on advancing understanding, acceptance, and accessibility of animal-assisted interventions.