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About Andrew N. Rowan, D.Phil.

Dr Andrew Rowan - President and CEO of Humane Society International (HSI), and Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). He has served in numerous board, advisory and consultative roles for government bodies (eg NIH, NIEHS, ILAR), private corporations (eg Shell, Iams) and non-profits. Before HSUS, Andrew was the founder and director of the Tufts University Center for Animals and Public Policy and started the first graduate degree program in animal policy (1995). He chaired the Department of Environmental Studies at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was founding editor of the International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems and of Anthrozoos. He has received several awards including a Rhodes Scholarship and the Henry Spira Award in 2002 from the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. Dr. Rowan has authored and co-authored many books on animals used in research and alternatives, wildlife conservation, and on companion animal management and population control. He was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He received a BSc (1968) from Cape Town University and an M.A.(oxon) and D.Phil (1975 – biochemistry) from Oxford University. He is married and has three children (2 d, 1 s)and don't forget the dog!


Present President and CEO, Humane Society International
Present Content Contributor, The Animal Studies Repository
Present Chief International / Scientific Officer, Humane Society of the United States

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • 2002 - Henry Spira Award, Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Baltimore, MD
  • 1999 - Doerenkamp/Abinden Award for contributions on alternatives, Doerenkamp/Zbinden Foundation, Germany
  • 1996 - Russell and Burch Award for contributions on alternatives, The Humane Society of the United States
  • 1995 - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1995 - Fellow, Scientists Center for Animal Welfare
  • 1992 - Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing - Recognition
  • 1980 - Felix Wankel Prize (Munich)
  • 1978 - Jorio Rusticelli Prize (Milan)
  • 1973 - Scarbrow Trust Scholarship
  • 1971 - South African Medical Research Council Scholarship
  • 1968 - Rhodes Scholarship
  • 1965 - AFS International Scholarship

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Research Works (6)

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Contributions to Books (8)

Reports (2)

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