Bradshaw, PhD, PhD Gay Arndt Bradshaw Ph.D., Ph.D.
is Executive Director of The Kerulos Center. She holds doctorate
degrees in ecology and psychology, and has published, taught, and
lectured widely in these fields both in the U.S. and internationally.
She is the author of Elephants
on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity,
published by Yale University Press, an in-depth psychological portrait
of elephants in captivity and in the wild. Read an excerpt here.
Dr. Bradshaw's work focuses on trans-species psychology, the theory
and methods for the study and care of animal psychological wellbeing
and multi-species cultures. Her research expertise includes the effects
of violence on and trauma recovery elephants, grizzly bears, chimpanzees,
and parrots, and other species in captivity. She established the new
trans-species psychology upon
which the work and principles of The Kerulos Center are based.
From 1992-2002, Dr. Bradshaw was a research mathematician with the
USDA Forest Service, holding faculty positions at Oregon State University
(Departments of Computer and Electrical Engineering; Environmental
Sciences Graduate Program) and at 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. Her research has been featured in diverse media including
New York Times, Time Magazine,
National Geographic, Smithsonian, The London Times, ABC’s 20/20,
and several documentary films. Read
more detail about Gay and her work.