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Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University

Dr Scarlett Howard is a lecturer and research group leader in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. Her research spans cognition, behaviour, pollination, ecology, zoology, neurobiology, environmental change, and bio-inspired solutions. She predominantly works with bees and other insects to explore the cognitive abilities of miniature insect brains. Her work on honeybee cognition and pollination spans between collaborations across the world.

Scarlett has previously worked at the Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE), School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University, the Bio-Inspired Digital Sensing (BIDS) Lab, School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, the Experience-Dependent Plasticity in Insects (EXPLAIN) Team in the Research Center on Animal Cognition (CRCA) with CNRS - Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France).


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2020–2022
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Deakin University
  • 2019–2020
    Postdoctoral research fellow, CNRS, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
  • 2016–2019
    PhD candidate, RMIT University


  • 2019 
    RMIT University, PhD
  • 2015 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Science (Zoology)
  • 2014 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science (Zoology)