“I consider Daniel Allen to be the Brian Cox of animal science”
Margrit Coates, Author of Communicating with Animals
Animal Geographer Dr Daniel Allen is a unique commentator of nature and animals. Exploring the cultural significance of animals around the world, Daniel is known for his candid observations on human-wildlife interactions, conservation, animal assisted therapy, and the pet trade.
A confident media personality, Daniel has been cast as a television presenter by British and American production companies, including US reality TV show Animal House (2014). He has also appeared on BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Drivetime (2015), Channel 4's Daily Brunch (2014), ITV's British Animal Honours (2013), BBC 5Live (2013), BBC Radio Berkshire (2013).
Daniel is an acclaimed writer, contributing columns to The Huffington Post, Mental Health Today (Animal instincts), Countryside (The Nature Magpie), and, Small Furry Pets (Pet Nation), and is the author of two books.
Daniel’s first book, Otter (Reaktion Books, 2010), was described by Virginia McKenna OBE as “the most brilliant mix of facts ancient and modern about the otter species”. His latest book, The Nature Magpie (Icon Books, 2013), was praised as “part Walden Pond, part Origin of Species, and part Ripley’s Believe It Or Not”, by Dr Hal Herzog. Daniel is also the creator and editor of Reaktion Books Earth series. David Bellamy OBE wrote: "What a fantastic idea, science and culture brought down to earth".
Daniel's current academic research focuses on animal assisted therapy and the human-animal bond.
Desmond Morris. The Naked Ape (1967), The Human Zoo (1969), Manwatching (1977), Animal Days (1979), Catwatching (1986), Dogwatching (1986), Horsewatching (1987), Animalwatching (1990), Babywatching (1991), Peoplewatching (2002), Planet Ape (2002), Owl (2009). This is not a full list of publications.
The Nature Magpie: "A miscellany that keeps you turning the pages"
Virginia McKenna OBE, Founder of Born Free Foundation
Otter: “It is the most brilliant mix of facts ancient and modern about the otter species and its vulnerability to mans seemingly insatiable need to hunt the poor animal for reasons other than survival. I am sure the book will help to ensure that the hunting of otters will never return to this country, and I hope other lands will follow this example. A fascinating and illuminating book.”