Posted: 11 September 2013
The first, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is for a project looking at "Emotional awareness as a basis for social success in a non-human: the domestic horse"; the three year project is led by Prof Karen McComb from the University of Sussex. The second grant is from NC3Rs for the project "Attention bias: a novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates". A former PhD student of Stuart and Ann, Dr Emily Bethell of Liverpool John Moores University, is leading this one year project.
In both projects, Stuart and Ann are providing expertise on evaluating animals' emotional wellbeing using behavioural observation and non-invasive hormonal techniques. For the latter, saliva samples from animals will be analysed for levels of stress hormones in the University of Roehampton Hormone Laboratory.
More information about Dr Bethell's research can be found here.
Alumnus works at the Zoological Society of London to conserve highly endangered amphibians
Benjamin Tapley graduated from the Department of Life Sciences at Roehampton in 2004 and is now the Curator of Herpetology at the Zoological Society of London. The focus of Benjamin's work is on the conservation of threatened amphibians.
Posted: 22 January 2018
Biomechanics expert reveals secret behind Usain Bolt’s sprinting success
Biomechanics expert reveals the science behind Usain Bolt’s sprinting success as eleven-time World Champion and eight-time Olympic gold medallist in Times Sport.
Posted: 2 October 2017
Local communities in East Africa to benefit from coastal heritage sites
Professor Garry Marvin from the University of Roehampton’s Department of Life Sciences is using his expertise to support a £2 million research project to help East African communities better understand and benefit from marine cultural heritage. To support the project, the University is offering four East African students PhD scholarships.
Posted: 13 September 2017