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Dr Zoe Parr-Cortes

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student

Zoe Parr-Cortes

Dr Zoe Parr-Cortes

Doctor of Philosophy Student, Member Student

Member of

Postgraduate research supervised by

External positions

Veterinary Surgeon, Zetland Veterinary Hospital

1 Nov 201630 Aug 2018

Research interests

 

Investigation into how dogs detect changes in cortisol levels in conspesifics and humans. Dogs are beginning to be trained to assist patients with Addison’s disease; a condition resulting in low cortisol levels, suggesting dogs can discriminate cortisol levels via scent. Assessment of the sensitivity and specificity of medical alert dogs' response to changes in cortisol and the use of mass-spectrometry to identify critical compounds that trigger alerting behaviour.

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Postal address:
United Kingdom