About Me


I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow affiliated with 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 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. I have work experience with invertebrates (e.g., honeybees and bumblebees) but my main study models are vertebrates such as grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis, and red squirrels, S. vulgaris. 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