Joni Delanoeije (MSc in Psychology/Ethology, PhD in Business Economics) is an FWO postdoctoral researcher (Work and Organisation Studies and Sustainable Development, KU Leuven) and lecturer (KU LeuvenOdisee). She is in charge of her own research projects on the inclusion of non-human animals in (home-)working and higher education environments (“office dogs” and “campus cats”), in which she actively collaborates with Ghent University, Odisee, Washington State University and ELTE Budapest. Her earlier doctoral research included studies on sustainable work regarding the work-home interface (“work-life balance”), specifically on how new ways of working, such as home-based telework, relate to employee wellbeing and performance.

Academically trained as a psychologist and ethologist and with a practitioner’s background in dog behavior, her main research topics include sustainable human/non-human animal interactions using a one welfare approach, i.e. simultaneously addressing human, non-human animal and environmental wellbeing. Combining insights from organizational and systems psychology, ethology and anthrozoology, she aims to further the understanding of interactions between people and companion animals in our society. She is a regular invited speaker at (inter)national academic and practitioner’s seminars and conferences and she has published in Human RelationsResources, Conservation & Recycling; Frontiers in PsychologyJournal of Vocational BehaviorEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational PsychologyEthology and Applied Animal Behaviour Science. Besides her work a a researcher, Joni is a dog behavior trainer and enthusiast and gets engaged in activities aiming for a better world for (human and non-human) animals.

On a personal note, Joni lives in Lubbeek, near Leuven, Belgium, together with her two-legged lover, a cat, an ever friendly office-joining Samoyed and a Bohemian shepherd fond of everything “toys”. She spends her free time on reading, running, and dreaming about the future.


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