Joni Delanoeije (MSc in Psychology/Ethology, PhD in Business Economics) is an FWO postdoctoral researcher (personal mandate) and lecturer in organizational psychology (Work and Organisation Studies, KU Leuven) and human-animal interaction (KU LeuvenOdisee) in Belgium. She is also board member (Lead of Policy and Research) of the global International Association for Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO). After obtaining her PhD in Business Economics on employees’ work-home interface in 2019, she is currently in charge of her own projects on new ways of working and digitization, and the engagement of the living surroundings, including animals, in human settings. In het work, she collaborates with renowned international partners, such as from Washington State University (U.S.), ELTE Budapest (Hungary), VU Amsterdam and OU Heerlen (the Netherlands) and others.

Academically trained in business economics, experimental and systems psychology and biology, her main research topics include sustainable human-animal-context interactions using a “one welfare” approach, that is, simultaneously addressing human, organizational and non-human stakeholder well-being. Combining insights from organizational psychology and anthrozoology, she aims to further the transdisciplinary understanding of employee relations in current and future workplaces and human-animal-nature interactions in society. She focusses on the relevance of the broader online (e.g., digitization) and offline (e.g., nature) environments to understand human and non-human well-being effects. Joni has won various awards and distinctions, is a regular invited speaker at (inter)national academic, professional and policy conferences, and has published in top-ranking Q1 and ABS4* A1-journals, including Human Relations; Journal of Occupational Health Psychology; Resources, Conservation & Recycling; Work & Stress; Journal of Vocational Behavior; Journal of the American Medical Directors Association; European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology; Anthrozoös; Ethology; Applied Animal Behaviour Science and other. Besides her work as 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, Belgium, together with her two-legged lover, her two children, three dogs and a cat. She spends her free time on running, reading, and dreaming about the future.

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