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Research interests

My work can best be described as experimental psychology with a comparative emphasis. I develop cognitive task apparatuses to test cognitive skills, and/or provide 'enrichment' to impaired environments. There is also a human twist; even though I have specialised in the study of nonhuman animals I draw heavily from human studies of learning, motivation and response to challenge.


Key research questions 

  • What are the parallels between human and animal mental health, particularly 'game psychology' (play, challenge)?
  • How do environmental challenges affect the way animals feel and behave?
  • How can we experimentally challenge participants in order to develop their cognitive skills?
  • As our world rapidly changes (climate change, habitat loss, emerging infectious disease...) how will our wildlife adapt to these changes, and how can we feed cognition into conservation?


Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Cognitive Science
  • Physical and Mental Health


  • Animal cognition
  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal welfare
  • Ethics


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