Centre for Behaviour and Evolution

Staff Profile

Dr Colline Poirier



Lecturer in Affective Neuroscience and Animal Welfare


I am a Lecturer in Affective Neuroscience and Animal Welfare.

My research aims at understanding brain mechanisms underlying affective experiences in human and non-human animals, using neuroimaging and behavioural approaches. I want to use this knowledge to help designing new strategies to improve human mental health and animal welfare.

In the past, I also worked extensively on the neural bases of auditory processing using neuroimaging techniques.

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I am the module leader of the Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare MRes module. I also teach human and animal research ethics to undergraduate biomedical and psychology students as well as to postgraduate students. I also regularly supervise student research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level.