Dr Ann Fitchett
Events, Engagement and Outreach Coordinator
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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.