Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Professor Christopher Petkov

Professor in Comparative Neuropsychology


Welcome to the Laboratory of Comparative Neuropsychology

Feel free to browse the lab website by way of the above link. Contact me with any questions. 

The University is continuously updating our Publications links so if it is incomplete please check or email me for PDF reprints.


Congratulations to Drs. Ben Wilson and Catherine Perrodin (now at UCL) for their successful bids for Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowships. 

C. Petkov is a now a Fellow with Lorentz and National Institutes of Advanced Studies in the Netherlands, as part of a NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group. 

Latest lab paper generating media interest: Wilson et al paper; Scientific American article

Newcastle Teaching Excellence Award (2013) - for Innovative Teaching Methods (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.