Centre for Behaviour and Evolution

Staff Profile

Professor Christopher Petkov

Professor in Comparative Neuropsychology


Welcome to the Laboratory of Comparative Neuropsychology

Feel free to browse the lab website www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/lcnncl. If University publications list is incomplete please check Google Scholar, www.pubmed.com or email me for reprints. Thanks to Wellcome Trust support, all recent papers should be freely available as Open Access.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE (apply now): ERC Consolidator Award: Neural networks and mechanisms for identifying individuals. See lab website for further details.

Congratulations to Drs. Ben Wilson (Newcastle) and Catherine Perrodin (UCL), now independent Sir Henry Wellcome Fellows 

Chris is a Fellow with Lorentz and National Institutes of Advanced Studies in the Netherlands, as part of a NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group on Language Learning and the Evolution of Language (April to June, 2017). 

Newcastle Teaching Excellence Award (2013) - for Innovative Teaching Methods (to C. Petkov, A. Attaheri, and R. Muers); Nomination (2014).


Please see the lab webpage or publications list for details.


I teach modules in the Thoughts Senses and Movement (TSM) Course for 2nd year Medics. I also lecture in the Psychology Department, for the MRes in Animal Behaviour module and am a tutor and a mentor. I also support laboratory based project students.