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Dr Stephanie King



I completed my PhD at the University of St Andrews on dolphin communication in 2012, and then worked as a Principal Scientist at an environmental consultancy, wholly owned by the University of St Andrews, on projects assessing the impacts of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals. In 2014 I returned to full time research with a post-doc at the Dolphin Research Center (USA), and in 2015 was awarded a five-year Swiss grant (Branco Weiss Fellowship) to investigate the role vocal communication plays in mediating complex social behaviours. I joined the University of Western Australia as a Research Fellow (2015) before taking up a lectureship at the University of Bristol 2019. Current projects include a long-term study of the male alliances found in the Shark Bay dolphin population, providing a unique opportunity to understand how vocal communication strategies may have evolved to facilitate male cooperation.