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Postdoctoral research fellow, Deakin University

Dr Scarlett Howard is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow working at Deakin University. Her current research involves examining pollination, impacts of anthropogenic change on pollinators, and bee behaviour.
Her past research on neurobiology involved examining the neural basis of simple and complex visual learning in honeybees. Previous work into animal cognition examined the numerical abilities, visual perception, illusionary perception, and extrapolative ability in honeybees. Her work on honeybee cognition and pollination spans between collaborations in Australia and Europe. Scarlett has previously worked at the Bio-Inspired Digital Sensing (BIDS) Lab, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, and 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).


  • 2020–present
    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)