Dr Ann Fitchett
Events, Engagement and Outreach Coordinator
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8320
- Address: Institute of Neuroscience,
Henry Wellcome Building,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
I have a wonderful and varied role in the Institute of Neuroscience. I organise our Institute seminars, and academic conferences. If you are an academic or researcher in IoN and are considering / trying to arrange an event please contact me.
I am also responsible for our engagement and outreach activities to communicate and promote our research to a wider non-scientific audience. I arrange visits to the Institute, and events such as Pint of Science and Brain Awareness Week. I am happy to offer advice on engagement sections for research grants.
I maintain both the Neuroscience and Centre for Behaviour and Evolution websites. I run our Neuroscience twitter account @NeurosciNCLUni and contribute to the CBE facebook page. I also maintain the institute's volunteer database, if you are a researcher who would like to access the database please email me.
I completed my PhD in animal behaviour / psychology at Nottingham and then spent 6 years as a post-doctoral researcher at Durham and Newcastle Universities. I moved into my current role as I believe scientists should be a lot more active in promoting and explaining science to people outside of this arena.
PhD Nottingham University
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience, Liverpool University
2009 - 2012 Research associate, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University
2006 - 2009 Research associate, Durham University
- Savy CS, Fitchett AE, Blain PG, Morris CM, Judge SJ. Gene expression analysis reveals chronic low level exposure to the pesticide diazinon affects Psychological Disorders gene sets in the adult rat. Toxicology 2018, 393, 90-101.
- Drummond J, Williamson SM, Fitchett AE, Wright GA, Judge SJ. Spontaneous honeybee behaviour is altered by persistent organic pollutants. Ecotoxicology 2017, 26(1), 141-150.
- Savy CY, Fitchett AE, McQuade R, Gartside SE, Morris CM, Blain PG, Judge SJ. Low-level repeated exposure to diazinon and chlorpyrifos decrease anxiety-like behaviour in adult male rats as assessed by marble burying behaviour. Neurotoxicology 2015, 50, 149-156.
- Fitchett AE, Judge SJ, Morris CM. Using olive oil to orally dose laboratory rats. Animal Technology and Welfare 2012, 10(1), 39-41.
- Cassaday HJ, Fitchett AE. How social housing affects learning in mice. Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW: Animal Science 2011, 48, 51-57.
- Easton A, Fitchett AE, Eacott MJ, Baxter MG. Medial septal cholinergic neurons are necessary for context-place memory but not episodic-like memory. Hippocampus 2011, 21(9), 1021-1027.
- Fitchett AE, Barnard CJ, Cassaday HJ. Corticosterone differences rather than social housing predict performance of T-maze alternation in male CD-1 mice. Animal Welfare 2009, 18, 21-31.
- Fitchett AE, Barnard CJ, Cassaday HJ. There's no place like home: Cage odours and place preference in subordinate CD-1 male mice. Physiology & Behavior 2006, 87(5), 955-962.
- Fitchett AE, Collins SA, Barnard CJ, Cassaday HJ. Subordinate male mice show long-lasting differences in spatial learning that persist when housed alone. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 2005, 84(3), 247-251.
- Fitchett AE, Collins SA, Mason H, Barnard CJ, Cassaday HJ. Urinary corticosterone measures: Effects of strain and social rank in BKW and CD-1 mice. Behavioural Processes 2005, 70(2), 168-176.