My first interests were in collective behaviour and cybernetics. Hence my passion for Apis mellifera. I spent years discovering means of information flow within a decentralised system along with trade-offs between gathering energy and information at the individual and group level.
Later I also investigated visual learning and spatial behaviour in Mus musculus and helped to reveal how the interplay between discrimination and learning governs goal-directed choice and how grid cell activity can be linked to path integration.
More recently I studied the stress response of Danio rerio and produced first time evidence of fast regulatory actions by pituitary corticotroph cells, among several other findings. I also produced a repertoire of novel tests and tools for in vivo imaging and non-invasive optogenetics.
Learn more through our publications.
At LJMU my lab targets the development and integration of behaviour. You can learn more about our interests here.