Miss Sophie Edwards:
Postgraduate Student

Miss Sophie Edwards

Miss Sophie Edwards
Harold Mitchell Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH


Related Content:

School of Biology
Centre for Biological Diversity

edit se30 details

I am on a two-year Associate Lecturer position teaching neuroscience. I completed my PhD at the University of St Andrews (2019) where I investigated the role of temperature and the brain in nest building in birds, supervised by Sue Healy and Simone Meddle (University of Edinburgh). My main interests are in animal behaviour and the mechanisms and enviromental factors that control behaviour. To answer the questions I am interested I work on avian species both in the field and in the laboratory, and, probably not surprising, my particular interests lie in ornithology.


I am interested in cognition and animal behaviour and for my PhD I will be researching nest building in zebra finches. I will be looking at how they adapt their nests in response to changes in the climate, and the regions of the brain that are involved in nest construction and adaptation. I am co-supervised by Sue Healy and Simone Meddle at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and am funded by the Eastbio BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme.

Healy lab website:

source: symbiosis

Recent Publications:

2 (of 2 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for se30. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details

It’s not all about temperature Sophie Christina Edwards, Tanya T. Shoot, R. Jeffrey Martin, David F. Sherry, Susan Healy
Behavioral Ecology 2020 vol. 31 pp. 1065-1072
Behaviour: Nesting, Brooding, Parental Care, Birds Sophie Christina Edwards, Alice Bernard, Susan Healy
2018 vol. 6 pp. 102-105