Jennifer Colbourne, MA

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Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Colbourne completed her Bachelor’s in Honours Psychology at the University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, Canada) in 2016 where she graduated with distinction. Having received a fellowship and a prestigious CGS award from the Canadian government, she completed her Master’s in Psychology at York University (Toronto, Canada) in 2019, where she was a part of Dr. S. MacDonald’s laboratory investigating object permanence in the raccoon (Procyon lotor). In May 2019, Jennifer spent a month doing field work in BC, Canada, related to the migration of the Swainson’s thrush (Catharus ustulatus) with the Delmore lab from Texas A&M University.

Jennifer began her PhD with the Messerli Research Institute at VetMedUni in July 2019 as part of a multi-institutional interdisciplinary project through the WWTF entitled “The Innovation Problem: Factors Influencing Innovative Tool Use in Human Infants and Cockatoos.” She is supervised by Dr. A. Auersperg (VetMedUni), Dr. S. Tebbich (UWien) and Dr. S. Beck (U of Birmingham). Jennifer is primarily conducting her research in the UK, and works with both children and Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana).

Main Fields of Research

Comparative Cognition

Tool Use

Innovation & Problem Solving

Behavioural Flexibility

Urban Adaptation

Research Projects

You can find further information on the project Jennifer is working on here 2.

Publications

Colbourne, J. (2019). Owls. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_1171-1

Colbourne, J. (2019). Xenophilia. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_600-1

Colbourne, J. (2019). Xenophobia. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_621-1

 

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