Dr Gay Bradshaw

Gay Bradshaw Ph.D., Ph.D., is the Director of The Kerulos Center, co–founder of the International Association of Animal Trauma Recovery (IAATR), and Director of Research, Oregon Animal Sanctuary. Her work focuses on trans-species psychology – the theory and methods of animal psychological rehabilitation and conservation. Her research expertise includes the effects of violence on and trauma recovery of long-lived species that include elephants, chimpanzees, and parrots, and other species in captivity. She is completing a book about on the impacts of human violence on elephant psychological and social wellbeing, Elephant Breakdown (Yale University Press, 2008).

From 1992-2002, she was a research mathematician with the USDA Forest Service, with faculty positions at Oregon State University in the Departments of Computer and Electrical Engineering, and the Environmental Sciences Graduate Programme, Pacifica Graduate Institute. In 2000, she was a Fellow at the National Science Foundation National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Selected Publications by Gay Bradshaw

(with A.N. Schore.) (in press). “How elephants are opening doors: Neuroethology, attachment, and social context”. Ethology

(with  E. Lawino Abe.) (in press). “Elephants and Humans”. In Marc Bekoff (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: An Exploration of Our Connections with Other Animals. Greenwood Publishing.

(with R. M. Sapolsky.) 2006. “Mirror, Mirror”. American Scientist, 94 (6) November-December. 

2006. “Elephant PTSD”. Interview on The Current, a CBC broadcast, March 2, 2006.

(with B.L. Finlay.) 2005. “Natural symmetry”. Nature 435:149.

(with A.N. Schore, J.L. Brown, J.H. Poole, and C. J. Moss.) 2005. “Elephant breakdown”. Nature vol. 433: 807.

(2004) “Not by bread alone: symbolic loss, trauma, and recovery in elephant communities”. Society and Animals vol. 12 no. 2 pp 143-158. 

(with P. Marquet.) 2002. How landscapes change: Human disturbance and ecosystem disruptions in the Americas. Springer-Verlag. 

(with M. Bekoff.) 2001. “Ecology and social responsibility: the re-embodiment of science”. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Vol. 16. No 8. 460-465.

(with M. Bekoff.) 2000. “Integrating humans and nature: reconciling the boundaries of science and society”. Trends in Ecology and Evolution,15:309-310.

(with J.G. Borchers.) 2000. “Narrowing the science-policy gap: uncertainty as information”. Conservation Ecology. 4(1):7.