About Me


I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany).  The research station is in Loro Parque, Tenerife, Spain. I am also affiliated with the University of Exeter (UK) and Hokkaido University (Japan).


The theme of my research broadly lies in behavioural flexibility, including processes that involve learning and cognition. A narrower research scope is understanding the evolution of cognition. My work is pretty interdisciplinary (incorporating behavioural ecology and evolution perspectives), though mostly focus on animal behaviour and cognition. I am lucky to have grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis, and red squirrels, S. vulgaris, to address most of my research questions. During the work at Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, I am working with various endangered species of parrots.

#Animal Behaviour, Learning and Cognition #Problem Solving #Comparative Cognition #Behavioural Ecology #Evolution of Cognition #Squirrels #Parrots #Animalintelligence