Lab

Join us in the beautiful north-east of England!

If you are interested in working with us, drop me a line at vivek.nityananda [at sign] newcastle.ac.uk and we can discuss possibilities.

(c) Newcastle University Pic: Mike Urwin

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

POSTDOCS

Théo Robert: Théo joined the lab in January 2020. He is funded by the BBSRC on our project investigating insect attention. Theo completed his PhD at the University of Exeter , UK and joined us after a JPSP fellowship at Tamagawa University, Japan.

LAB TECHNICIAN

Adam Simmons: Adam has been an integral member of the lab from the beginning in 2019. He has successfully started a breeding program and has shouldered all the responsiblities for the maintenance and care of the mantises.

PHD STUDENTS

I’m advertising for a PhD position along with Prof Candy Rowe and Prof Melissa Bateson to investigate how cognitive biases influence bee vision. If you’re interested, more details and a link to apply are available here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/sources/allstudents/bi006.html

Feel free to contact me at the email address above.

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

Ruairidh Hinchcliffe: Ruaridh Hinchliffe joined us in February 2020 on a project investigating the influence of competition on overconfidence. The project is part of his MRes in Evolution and Human Behaviour

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Tan Yi Ting: Yi Ting worked with us for her undergraduate project investigating selective spatial attention in mantises from January to April 2020.

Edward Hayden: Ed did his undergraduate project in the lab from September 2019 to January 2020 investigating how interest in and perceived career importance of a skill influenced overconfidence in that skill .

PAST LAB MEMBERS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Sin Yap: Sin Yap joined us from Newcastle University’s Malaysia campus. Her project investigated the correspondence problem and mantis 3D vision fromJune to August 2019.

Yi-Jie Loh: Yi-Jie Loh also joined us from Newcastle University’s Malaysia campus. Her project investigated selective spatial attention in mantises from June to August 2019.