Dr Alan McElligott
Location: Room 2.38, Fogg Building
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 6682
My research group focuses on understanding how evolution, ecology and domestication have shaped the social behaviour, cognition and vocal communication of large mammals, particularly ungulates. The current main model species for our research are goats, cattle and fallow deer. We produce knowledge that is relevant to animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, as well as animal husbandry and welfare.
Current main research topics include:
- Cognitive bias
- Physical cognition
- Positive animal welfare
- Social cognition
- Social learning
- Social networks
- Vocal communication
Recent research project
One recent research project has aimed to identify and understand the major factors determining human attitudes to animal sentience and welfare. To find out more about this project visit the animal sentience and welfare website.
Personal website: sites.google.com/site/alanmcelligott