Perinatal flavour learning has been shown in a wide variety of species including humans, and often results in a preference in the offspring for a flavour that the mother ate often during late gestation and lactation.
Norwegian University of Life Sciences Educational Institution. Norway
- Post-doctoral researcher Norwegian University of Life Sciences Educational Institution; January 2012 – Present (1 month) Aas, Norway
- Assistant Secretary International Society for Applied Ethology; August 2011 – Present (6 months)
- Post-doc Wageningen University Educational Institution; September 2011 – December 2011 (4 months) Wageningen
- PhD student Wageningen University Educational Institution; September 2007 – September 2011 (4 years 1 month)
- Wageningen University PhD, Animal Science 2007 – 2011. Graduated on September 23rd, with distinction (cum laude). PhD thesis: Learning how to eat like a pig - facilitating vertical information transfer to reduce weaning problems in piglets.
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen MSc, Research Master Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences 2005 – 2007
- First MSc thesis: Relationship between individual characteristics and the ability to cope with dietary changes in rats
- Second MSc thesis: Effects of testosterone on energy expenditure, immune status, behaviour and morphology of the Black-Headed Gull
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen BSc, Ecology 2002 – 2005.
- Courses in (Animal) Ecology and Human and Animal Behaviour and Nutrition.
- Research projects on dispersal of Great Tits, fitness of Blue Tits in correlation with UV-colours of head feathers of the male and yolk hormones in the egg, and on behaviour of Black-headed Gulls.
Updated CV 28-Aug-2012
Perinatal flavour learning and the newly weaned pig