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Dr Richard Parker


I completed my BBSRC-funded PhD in 2008 on ‘Cognitive Bias as an Indicator of Emotional State in Animals’, supervised by Mike Mendl and Liz Paul in the Animal Welfare and Behaviour (AWB) research group in the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences.

Since then, I have worked on a variety of research projects (with the most recent first):

Prior to my PhD, I read Psychology and Zoology (BSc) Joint Honours at the University of Bristol, and then spent time travelling in Australia and New Zealand, working on farms, factories, and as a Field Assistant at the Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne. Back in the UK, I worked as a Research Assistant in the Psychological Medicine Research Group at the University of Manchester, and also at the Division of Psychology at the University of Northumbria.