Postdoctoral Research Associate, Newcastle University

My current research focusses on the effects stress, particularly the subsequent effects of early life adversity on physiology and behaviour.

My research seeks to find out why animals - and indeed humans - do the things they do. In particular, why do some individuals behave differently or age more quickly than others? I try to apply the knowledge gained from studying animals to both human and animal welfare.

I combine scientific approaches from animal behaviour, evolutionary biology, psychology and quantitative genetics.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Newcastle University
  • 2008–present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Edinburgh

Education

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    University of Oxford, D.Phil (Zoology)
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    University of Oxford, MSc Biology
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    University of Cambridge, MA Hons Natural Sciences (Zoology)