Dr. Anne Barnfield
Acting Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Psychology at Brescia University College at Western
Dr. Barnfield holds a BSc in Biology with Psychology, University of London, U.K. and a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex, U.K. She is a member of APA Human-Animal Interaction Division (Section 13, Division 17 of APA), Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA), Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), and Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS). She is also Education Representative on the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association’s (CanTRA) Equine-Facilitated Wellness (EFW) committee, and a member of the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals (CBEIP). Anne is also a member of the Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) ethics taskforce. Her current research focus is on equine-assisted/facilitated activities: (i) beneficial influences of Therapeutic riding (TR) for children with special needs, and (ii) applications of Equine-Assisted Therapy/Psychotherapy (EAT/P) for treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for Military Veterans and Emergency Services Personnel. In her free time Anne volunteers at the local TR centre, practices karate, and rides her horse “Lilliput”. Anne lives in London, Ontario, with her husband Richard and their cat, Chinthe.