Carole Lee


Telephone: 01647 432732 

College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Discipline: Biosciences
Department: Biosciences
Research Centre/Unit: Environmental Biology

I am interested in fish welfare, cognition, social behaviour within and between species, and the effects of the social and physical environment on stress and welfare. The effects of laboratory housing on wellbeing and life history success in zebrafish are investigated in my current project. My work to date suggests that significant welfare benefits may be achieved through simple and practicably changes to current practise in the housing and maintenance of zebrafish in research laboratories. I am keen expand upon my studies, develop these ideas, and extend them to other freshwater fish species. The ability to manipulate the environment and make detailed observations and measurements makes working with small species in the laboratory very rewarding.

I would like to hear from anyone investigating fish cognition, sentience, behaviour or husbandry. Please drop me a line or follow me on Twitter @asilarab.