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- Wood L, Martin K, Christian H, Houghton S, Kawachi I, Vallesi S, McCune S. (2017). Social capital and pet ownership – A tale of four cities. SSM – Population Health, 3:442-7.
- Christian H, Wood L, Nathan A, Kawachi I, Houghton S, Martin K. (2016). The association between dog walking, physical activity and owner’s perceptions of safety: cross-sectional evidence from the US and Australia. BMC Public Health. 2016;16(1):1010.
- Wood L, Martin K, Christian H, et al. (2015). The Pet factor-companion animals as a conduit for getting to know people, friendship formation and social support. PLoS ONE. 10(4).
- Martin K, Wood L, Christian H. (2014). Not just ‘a walking the dog’: the contribution of dog walking and pet play to children’s physical activity. American Journal of Health Promotion.
- Wood, L. & Christian, H. (2011). Dog walking as a catalyst for strengthening the social fabric of the community. In: Johnson, R, Beck, A, Mccune, S. (eds.) The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets. Evidence and Case Studies. Purdue University Press, USA.
- Wood, L. (ed.) (2009). Living Well Together: How companion animals can help strengthen social fabric. Petcare Information and Advisory Service and Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, the University of Western Australia, Melbourne.
- Cutt H, Giles-Corti B, Wood L, Knuiman M, et al. (2008). Barriers and motivators for owners walking their dog: results from qualitative research. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 19(2), pp.38-44.
- Wood L, Giles-Corti B, Bulsara MK, Bosch D. (2007). More than a furry companion: animals on neighbourhood interactions and sense of community, Society and Animals. 15(1), pp.43-56.
- Wood L, Giles-Corti B, Bulsara M. (2005) The pet connection: pets as a conduit for social capital? Social Science and Medicine. 61(6), pp.1159-1173.