Royal Society 2017 URF Success

Two of our postdoctoral researchers, Ellen Garland and Lauren Guillette, were awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowships in this year’s competition.  This is a fantastic achievement for the department to receive two of these prestigious awards.  Lauren has now accepted an offer of a permanent post as an Assistant Professor of Comparative Cognition and Behaviour at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada (starting in July 2018) and so had to decline her fellowship.  Ellen has accepted the award and will continue her research here in St Andrews on the cultural transmission of vocal behaviours, vocal learning and geographic variation in vocalisations.