Chittka Lab

Lab Leader

  • Professor Lars Chittka

  • Post-doctoral Research Associates

  • Dr Olga Dyakova
  • Dr Sarah Skeels
  •   Dr Mai Morimoto

    Postgraduate Students

       Maxime Janbon
      Yonghe Zhou

    Research Assistant

  • Charlotte Lockwood

  • Alumni

    Former PhD students

  • H. Samadi Galpayage Dona (2017-2023), now a Post-Doc at Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento
  • Matilda R. Gibbons (2019-2022), now a Post-Doc at University of Pennsylvania
  • Vincent A. Gallo (2017-2022) now visiting Researcher at Queen Mary with the Chittka Lab
  • Alice D. Bridges (2017-2022), now a Post-doctoral at the Centre for Cognition in Small Brains - Department of Biomedical Science, The University of Sheffield
  • Joanna S. Brebner (2017-2022), now Postdoctoral researcher on the foundation Fyssen fellowship, visiting the Chittka Lab from the BeeAntce group in Univesité Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
  • Marie Genevieve Simone Guiraud (2015-2019), now a Post-doctoral fellow at Macquarie University, Biology department in Prof. Barron's laboratory
  • José Eric Romero González (2016-2019), now a Post-Doc at Southern Medical University in the Department of Psychology
  • Cui Guan (2014-2018) Postdoctoral Researcher at Slack Lab, Aston University in Birmingham.
  • Tristan Matthews (2013-2017) now Senior Research Data Specialist at Springer Nature Group
  • Li Li (2013-2017), now Associate Professor, Jiangnan University, China
  • Simon Emberton (2012-2016, now Senior Lecturer , University of the West of England
  • Fei Peng (2012-2016) now Professor and Head of Department at Southern Medical University in the Department of Psychology
  • Mark Roper (2012-2016) now PhD student in computer vision and underwater photogrammetry at University of Essex
  • Erika Dawson (2010-2014) now a Postdoctoral Researcher at Université Sorbonne
  • Kathryn Hunt (2009-2013)
  • Friedrich Lenz (2009-2013; co-supervised with Dr Rainer Klages)
  • Mu-Yun Wang (2009-2013)
  • Samia Faruq (2008-2012)
  • Helene Muller (2007-2011), now Head of Biology at Mel Scholar
  • Ralph Stelzer (2006-2010), now Freelance Scientist
  • Sarah Arnold (2006-2010), now Applied Entomology Researcher at NIAB EMR
  • Ellouise Leadbeater (2004-2007), now Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Tom Ings (2003-2006), now Deputy Head of School & Associate Professor in Zoology at Anglia Ruskin University
  • Nehal Saleh (2003-2006) now Founder & President at Explore Science Club
  • Anna Dornhaus (1999-2002), now Professor at University of Arizona
  • Johannes Spaethe (1998-2001)
  • , now at Universität Würzburg, Department of Behavioral Physiology and Socio-Biology (Zoology II)

    Former Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr Natacha Rossi (2020-2022)
  • Dr Joseph Woodgate (2014-2022)
  • Dr Vera Vasas (2013-2019)
  • Dr James Makinson (2014-2018, now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University)
  • Dr HaDi MaBouDi (2015-2018, now Research Associate, University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Dr Olli Loukola (2015-2017, now Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Dr Sylvain Alem (2013-2016; now Research Project Manager at the Government Office for Science)
  • Dr Stephan Wolf (2013-2016)
  • Dr. Xing-Fu Zhu (2015-2016; now at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Dr. David Baracchi (2013-2015; Assistant Professor at the Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Firenze)
  • Dr. Aurore Avergues-Weber (2011-2012; now postdoctoral fellow, University of Toulouse, France)
  • Dr. Vivek Nityananda (2010-2013; now postdoctoral fellow, Newcastle, UK)
  • Dr. Mathieu Lihoreau (2009-2010; now CNRS fellow, Toulouse, France)
  • Dr. Mathieu Molet (2007-2008; now Lecturer at the University of Paris)
  • Dr. Tom Ings (2006-2009; now Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK)
  • Dr. Thomas Doering (2005-2009; now Assistant Professor, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
  • Dr. Heather Whitney (2006-2009, co-supervised with Prof Beverley Glover, Cambridge; now Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK)
  • Dr. Louise Cranmer (2005)
  • Dr. Nigel E. Raine (2004-2009; now Professor and Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation, University of Guelph, Canada)
  • Dr. Adrian G. Dyer (2002; 2006; now QEII Research Fellow at Monash University, and Associate Professor at RMIT University, Australia)
  • Dr. Johannes Spaethe (2002; now Privatdozent / Senior Lecturer, University of Wuerzburg)

  • Former Academic Visitors

  • Prof Tamar Keasar (sabbatical visitor) 2021-2022
  • Dr Blandina Felipe Viana (sabbatical visitor) 2018-2019
  • Hugo Javier Marrero (postdoctoral visitor) 2017
  • Prof Angelo Bisazza (sabbatical visitor, 2016)
  • Dr Caroline Nieberding (sabbatical visitor, 2016)
  • Dr Elizabeth Capaldi (sabbatical visitor, 2016-2017
  • Alice Marples (visiting MSc student) 2014-2015
  • Martina Zoli (visiting Erasmus student) 2012-2013
  • Dr Gidi Ne’eman (sabbatical visitor) 2011-2012
  • Dr Alireza Monfared (visiting PhD student) 2007-2008
  • Nicole Milligan (visiting research assistant) 2004-2005
  • Dr Charlotte Sanderson (visiting PhD student) 2003