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Clara Wilson OI is Lead Researcher in New Canine Discovery

Clara (OI 2004-13) has made the national news recently, in a very positive way.
Clara Wilson
Clara Wilson

As the lead researcher at Queen's University Belfast, Clara and her colleagues have made an astonishing discovery which has the potential of making a difference to many peoples' lives.

They have discovered that dogs can be trained to smell differences in humans' psychological state. Apparently, our canine friends can distinguish whether a person is suffering stress by smelling their sweat or breath.

In the future, this research will enable therapy dogs to be trained to recognise the smell of stress and have a positive impact on people who suffer with PTSD for example. For more details read journalist, Victoria Gill's article at www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63066715  

In November 2021 Clara generously gave up her time to record a Podcast for our students sharing her work and research experience. Listen to it hear www.ipswich.school/about/school-news/news/detection-dogs-the-future-of-animal-behaviour/

As an OI, are you willing to share your work and study experiences with our 6th form students? If so please contact our Development Office via email, oldipswichians@ipswich.school

 

 

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