Prof Susan Healy:


I have several avenues of research currently underway all stemming from an interest in adaptation and cognition. I investigate cognitive ablities in non-model organisms such as hummingbirds, zebra finches and bowerbirds and I am especially interested in 'animal cognition in the wild' and test cognitive abilities of animals (nearly always birds) in as natural conditions as possible. I currently have two major projects: 1) cognitive abilities of rufous hummingbirds (in collaboration with Andy Hurly, U. of Lethbridge, Canada) and 2) the cognitive basis of nest building in birds (in collaboration with Simone Meddle, U. of Edinburgh, UK). I am also interested in explanations for variation in brain size (in collaboration with Candy Rowe, U. of Newcastle, UK).

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Recent Publications:

5 (of 138 published available) for sdh11 (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Animal cognition Susan Healy
Integrative Zoology 2019 vol.14 pp.128-131
Early-life adversity programs long-term cytokine and microglia expression within the HPA axis in female Japanese quail Cedric Germain Guy Zimmer, Maria Larriva Hormigos, Susan Healy, Karen Anne Spencer
Journal of Experimental Biology vol.222
From a sequential pattern, temporal adjustments emerge in hummingbird traplining T. Andrew Hurly, Susan Healy
Integrative Zoology 2019 vol.14 pp.182-192
Social learning about construction behaviour via an artefact Clémence C. Bonneaud, Susan Healy, Lauren Guillette
Animal Cognition vol.First Online
Social learning in nest-building birds watching live-streaming video demonstrators Lauren Guillette, Susan Healy
Integrative Zoology 2019 vol.14 pp.204-213