Centre for Behaviour and Evolution

Our Research

Our Research

An innovative, multidisciplinary approach to understanding animal and human behaviour.

The Centre for Behaviour and Evolution brings together researchers from all three Newcastle University faculties. This collaborative approach allows us to integrate ideas and techniques from different disciplines to address novel problems.

Research areas

Our main research programmes lie in the following four areas:

Techniques and facilities

Our research uses a range of techniques and facilities to study key evolutionary ideas in behaviour. These include:

  • laboratory and field-based animal studies
  • mathematical modelling and simulations
  • human experimental psychology

We have regular research meetings to promote further collaborations and exchange of ideas.


Since forming the Centre, we've been successful in attracting large-scale funding from a range of sources. We're currently working on a diverse range of topics. These include insect vision and crime prevention, avian neuroscience and eating disorders.

Find out more about our staff and browse our research publications.