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An Australian Staffordshire Bull Terrier and former rescue dog sits on the editorial boards of seven international medical journals.

Dr Olivia Doll (Ollie) has a very impressive curriculum vitae. She currently holds the position of senior lecturer at the Subiaco College of Veterinary Science and is a former associate of the Shenton Park Institute for Canine Refuge Studies. She lists her research interests as including “the benefits of abdominal massage for medium-sized canines” and “the role of domestic canines in promoting optimal mental health in ageing males.” Most recently, Dr Doll has been invited to peer review a paper on tumour management.

Dr Doll’s human has claimed that her qualifications have in fact been invited by him, to catch out unprofessional journal practices which charge young researchers thousands to publish their work. He has even submitted a photo of Kylie Minogue in glasses for Dr Doll’s profile on their websites. But her recent promotion to associate editor of the Global Journal of Addiction and Rehabilitation Medicine suggests her career continues to be on the rise. In a written statement, read out by her human, Dr Doll said she wanted to give young researchers “paws for thought” and if they still send papers to these journals then “they’re barking mad”.

Dr Doll is also an advocate for rewards-based research, apparently being unwilling to sit in front of the computer without first getting a treat.

Meanwhile, Howard Spring is now brushing up his CV …

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