Dr Elli Leadbeater

Educational background

BSc. Biology (Zoology honours), University of Edinburgh 2001

MSc. Evolutionary and Ecological Science, University of Leiden 2004

PhD. "Social information use in foraging bumblebees", Queen Mary University of London 2008 (Supervisor: Lars Chittka)

2008-2011: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Sussex (PI: Jeremy Field)

2011-2013: Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology

2013- present: Lecturer and Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Royal Holloway

Personal profile

For more information about my past and present research, please go to http://ellileadbeater.wix.com/insectcognition


Research interests

I'm interested in animal social life. What cognitive processes are important in social behaviour, and when and how did they evolve? What are the adaptive benefits of being social? My experimental models are social insects- ants, bees and wasps- and my research is empirical, based in the lab at Royal Holloway and at my field sites in the USA.


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