Dr. Alexandra (Sasha)  Protopopova

Dr. Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova MS Ph.D is an assistant professor in the University of British Columbia Animal Welfare Program where she and her students systematically explore questions of companion animal well-being and behavior. Her research consists of three general aims: 1) improving animal shelter practices, 2) improving companion animal well-being through the development of behavioral interventions, and 3) improving human-animal interactions for the benefit of both. Dr. Protopopova earned a master’s and a Ph.D in behavior analysis from the University of Florida. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and is a frequent presenter at scientific and professional conferences. Dr. Protopopova spends her days conducting behavioral research, teaching university classes in animal behavior, and cuddling dogs.


Behavioral Predictors of Subsequent Respiratory Illness Signs in Dogs Admitted to an Animal Shelter
The Effects of Containment, Price, Volunteer Behavior, Dog Behavior & Morphology on Adopter Interest
Living in the Climate Crisis: Pet Ownership and Sustainability