Potential Postdoc Research
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I am always interested in hearing from potential PhD or Postdoc candidates. Please email an outline (max. 300 words) of your research interests and a short CV (2-3 pages).
Main research areas:
Animal Behaviour and Cognition
Public Attitudes to Animal Welfare
Our research focuses on understanding how evolution, ecology and domestication affect cognition, social behaviour, vocal communication and welfare. The current main model species for our research are feral cattle, feral water buffalo, goats, chickens and kangaroos. We produce knowledge that is relevant to animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, as well as animal welfare. We also study public attitudes to animals and their welfare.
Dr. Debottam Bhattacherjee (City University of Hong Kong, 2023 - present)
Dr. Danhe YANG (City University of Hong Kong, 2023 - present)
Feral cattle behaviour, ecology and welfare
Feral cattle health and welfare
Evolution of the Bat Larynx
Dr. Michael Mcloughlin (Queen Mary University of London; 2017-2019)
LIVEQuest: A self-contained wearable Internet-of-Things System for Precision Livestock Agriculture (Funded by Innovate UK/BBSRC),
with Dr. Becky Stewart, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.
Dr. Katherine Herborn (Newcastle University, UK; 2015-2018)
Poultry Livestock Sensory System (PouLSS), (Funded by Innovate UK/BBSRC). Principal Investigator: Dr. Lucy Asher, Newcastle University.
Impact of Animal Socio-cognitive Skills on Human-animal
Interactions: Goats and Human Handlers
Dr. Elodie Briefer
Vocal communication, cognition and welfare in goats (Capra hircus)
See - Goat kids can develop accents
Dr. Ben Pitcher
Vocal mediation of intrasexual competition in fallow deer (Dama dama)
Dr. Marianne Mason (University of Roehampton)
Goat Perception of Human Cues and Reliability of Thermal Imaging in Welfare Research
Understanding Public Attitudes to Animal Sentience and Welfare
Assessing emotions to improve animal welfare: the use of a multimodal approach
Dr. Elisabetta Vannoni (University of Zurich)
Natural and sexual selection at work: the structure and function of fallow deer (Dama dama) vocalisations
Dr. Monica Padilla de la Torre (University of Nottingham)
Vocal communication and temperament in cattle (Bos taurus)
Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Innovate UK/BBSRC, Farm Sanctuary, British Deer Society, ESRC, Farm Sanctuary, Fondation Fyssen, German Research Foundation, Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Swiss National Science Foundation.
There are always potential research projects in my group. See a possible source of postdoc funding below. If interested, feel free to contact me.
EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Funding
Potential PhD Research
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