About Me


I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oulu (Finland). I am also affiliated with Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany) and the University of Exeter (UK).


The theme of my research broadly lies in the evolution of cognition, and more specifically in animal behaviour and cognition. My work is funded by external sources such as ASAB, JSPS. I take interdisciplinary approach (incorporating animal behaviour, animal cognition, behavioural ecology and evolution perspectives) to answer my research questions. Depending on the research question, I work with different animal species that include  honeybees and bumblebees,  pigeons, various endangered species of parrots (e.g, Great Green Macaws, Blue-throated Macaws). However, my main study models have been in grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis, and red squirrels, S. vulgaris

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