Working within the London Pain Consortium, my PhD looked at complex behaviour in pain models, specifically how visceral pain affects thigmotaxis in the open field. I am also very interested in ethological characterization of naive behaviour, and finding ways of quantifying individual variation.
In 2012 I started the London Pain Consortium twitter account (@Painconsortium) which I update with all the publications associated with the group.
I submitted my PhD thesis in December 2014, and am preparing for my viva in February.
Conferences & Symposia attended:
SfN (San Diego, 2013)
NeuPSIG (Toronto, 2013)
The Amygdala (The Wellcome Trust; London, 2012)
Models of experimental pain: opportunities and challenges (NC3Rs/BPS/PhysSoc Symposium; London, 2012)
IASP (Milan, 2012; Montreal, 2010)
"Expression and Functional effects of CXCL5 in pain" - Presented by Dr J. Dawes at the 22nd British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience, London, 2013
Complex behaviour, ethology, pain, visceral, inflammation, d4T, amygdala, neuroanatomy, immunohistochemistry, image analysis, data collection, interpretation & analysis, poster presentation, writing, organisational skills
LaTeX, OriginPro, Ethovision