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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 opportunity: Biases in decision-making and their implications for resilience and animal welfare

There is growing interest in understanding why some individuals are more resilient to challenge than others. A key predictor of resilience in humans is the way in which people appraise or judge a situation, as this determines the decisions they make and hence the impact that the situation has on them. The aims of this PhD are to carry out the first in-depth investigation of the links between decision-makig style and resilience in an animal species (rats).

Deadline: 5 Dec 2016. For information on how to ...

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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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