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Professor Michael Mendl

Professor Michael Mendl

Professor Michael Mendl
MA, PhD(Cantab), BA (Hons)

Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Area of research

Animal Welfare, Emotion and Cognition

Division of Animal Health and,
Husbandry, Langford House BS40 5DU
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9485

Research summary

PhD Studentship Opportunity - Evolutionary antecedents of emotion in an invertebrate species 

Deadline: 1st Dec 2016

Applications are invited for an exciting project seeking to understand the evolutionary precursors of emotion in an invertebrate species. 

The study of animal emotion (affect) is of growing interest in disciplines including neuroscience, psychopharmacology and animal welfare science. Although we cannot measure the conscious component of animal emotion, we can use operational definitions of emotion to allow us to identify and measure behavioural and physiological indicators of such states. To date, nearly all research on animal emotion has been on vertebrates. However, there ...

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I graduated in 1982 with a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and then stayed on to study for a PhD on mother-offspring relationships and behavioural development supervised by Prof Pat Bateson FRS at the Cambridge Zoology Department's Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour. I completed my PhD in 1986 and was then awarded a Royal Society European Research Fellowship to continue work on behavioural development and individual differences in house mice at Groningen University in the Netherlands. I then returned to Cambridge University and took a postdoc position at the Vet School where I moved into the fields of ...

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