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Funding

2021: University of Cambridge: Career Support Fund awarded to me as PI, £5,000

2021: Global Challenge Research Fund: India-Oxford Initiative Collaboration Building Grant awarded to Dr Nishant Kumar, titled "Street-smartness in people and stray dogs", £5,000. I am a named co-applicant

2021: Isaac Newton Trust: 50% matched funding awarded to me for Early Career Leverhulme Fellowship, £50,000. Reached final round from 700+ applicants for Leverhulme Fellowship

2019: Isaac Newton Trust: 50% matched funding awarded to me for Early Career Leverhulme Fellowship, £75,000. Shortlisted from 700 applicants for Leverhulme Fellowship

2018: European Research Council Advanced Grant: I led in securing 12-month project extension supporting myself and 5 other members of staff at University of Cambridge, €600,000

 

2015-2021: European Research Council Advanced Grant awarded to Prof. Nicola Clayton, titled: "Tool-use as a tool for understanding causal cognition in humans and corvids", €2,164,833. Funded my Postdoc positions at Cambridge University, I took a lead role in managing this grant including 4 financial reports

2015: Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy: Marietta Blau Grant, €15,000 – awarded to me but not taken up as accepted Cambridge University Postdoctoral post

 

2015: University of Vienna: Dissertation Completion Fellowship, €6,000 – awarded to me but not taken up as accepted Cambridge University Postdoctoral post

 

2012-2015: Vienna Science and Technology Fund awarded to Prof. Thomas Bugnyar & Dr. Christine Schwab, titled "Modelling social transmission: how relationships, group size and group structure influence social learning in wild and captive corvids". Funded my PhD at Vienna University

2011: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland: as Avian Research Coordinator, I obtained the funding and support from RZSS to facilitate the creation of an Avian Cognition Centre (no longer extant) at Edinburgh Zoo, in collaboration with St Andrews University, including sourcing and training suitable birds for a subject group (captive azure-winged magpies) and ringing wild carrion crows after obtaining a British Trust of Ornithology ringing permit to create of a wild crow field site within the Zoo

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Selected Conferences and Courses

2021: Talk: Department of Psychology Researchers Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK

2021: Attendance: Virtual Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour and Animal Behaviour Society Twitter Conference, UK

2020: Attendance: Virtual Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference, UK

 

2020: Courses: Teaching and Communicating with Impact; Fire Safety Training, Cambridge University, UK

2019: Courses: Recruitment Essentials (Understanding Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Equality); Safeguarding children; Data Protection, Cambridge University, UK

2018: Talk: British Psychological Society Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference, Liverpool UK (Presented by co-supervised PhD student Ning Ding)

2018: Poster: European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Liverpool, UK

 

2017: Poster: International Ethological Conference, Estolil, Portugal

2017: Course: First aid course, British Red Cross, UK

2015: Course: Home Office Personal License, Cambridge University, UK

 

2015: Poster: Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, London, UK

2015: Poster: International Wildlife Management Congress, Sapporo, Japan

 

2014: Talk: European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2014: Talk: International Society for Behavioural Ecology Conference, New York USA

 

2014: Talk: Evolutionary Significance of Consistent Behavioural Variation Conference, Debrecen, Hungary

 

2013: Poster: International Ethological Conference, Newcastle, UK

 

2013: Talk: Comparative Cognition Workshop, Edinburgh, UK

2013: Course: Animal Welfare and Practical Training Workshop, Vienna, Austria

2012: Poster: Corvid symposium, Lund, Sweden

2010: Course: Training and award of restricted C permit for ringing crows, British Trust of Ornithology

Other Activites

Ad hoc Reviewer: E.g. Behavioral Ecology&Sociobiology, Animal Cognition, Behavioural Processes, Peer J, Frontiers in Zoology, Ethology, Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Behaviour, European Journal of Wildlife Research

Memberships: Association of Animal Behaviour, Royal Society for Protection of Birds, International Society for Behavioural Ecology

Other Activities: Waddesdon Support Group Volunteer (COVID-19 pandemic national lockdown 1, UK, 2020)