Dr Andrea Griffin
Senior lecturer, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Newcastle University
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Dr Andrea Griffin is a zoologist with core expertise in animal behaviour. Her research interests lie in understanding how animals respond and adjust to environmental change and infinding ways of applying this knowledge to better manage and conserve species. She pioneered the use of associative learning to prepare captive-bred endangered marsupials for reintroduction and has demonstrated that invasive birds learn to recognise people who trap them and are becoming more cryptic in areas where they are heavily trapped. She is trained in biology, animal behaviour and ecology at the Universities of Lausanne, Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland and completed her PhD at Macquarie University followed by a Swiss National Post-doctoral Fellowship at McGill University in Canada. She joined the University of Newcastle in 2005 as an Australian Research Council post-doctoral fellow and earned a lectureship in 2009. She is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Environmental Science where she co-leads a large group of student researchers in conservation science and teaches animal behaviour and conservation biology to final-year undergraduate students.
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