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Cambridge Public Health


One strand of relevant work concerns 'animal geographies' and animal studies. Animal geographies looks at the socio-spatial relationships between people and nonhuman animals, and takes in questions relating to space and place, landscapes and environments. I am particularly interested in the historical development of relationships with companion animals in nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain, noting the imaginative and practical geographies of public and private space, and the policing of behaviour. This includes the question of rabies. In other work, on the historical geography of the regulation of prostitution, I also cover questions of venereal/sexually-transmitted disease and the response of authorities to perceived threats to public health from a sexually 'deviant' population.