College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Department: Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour
For the past five years, I have been a member of the University of Exeter's Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour and Centre for Cognitive Control and Associative Learning.
Following my passion for comparative cognition and ethology, I studied Psychology at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg in Germany. I was able to gain insight into the academic research environment via several research internships at outstanding institutions, among them the Centre for Neuroscientific Innovation and Technology, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the Wolfgang Koehler Primate Research Centre. The methodological and practical experience I gained from working with apes and humans encouraged me to obtain a MSc in Animal Behaviour. I graduated with a Dean's Commendation in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in acknowledgement of being one of the top 10% graduates within my year.
Now I am continuing to explore the field of animal cognition as part of my PhD, for which I investigate the role of associative learning in executive-control paradigms from a comparative point of view.