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.

Apis mellifera, Mus musculus and Danio rerio

At LJMU my lab targets the development and integration of behaviour. You can learn more about our interests here.