Publications

2021

Predicting consequences of POP-induced disruption of blubber glucose uptake, mass gain rate and thyroid hormone levels for weaning mass in grey seal pups

2020

Bottlenose dolphin calves have multi-year elevations of plasma oxytocin compared to all other age classes

2019

Social creatures: model animal systems for studying the neuroendocrine mechanisms of social behaviour

High oxytocin infants gain more mass with no additional maternal energetic costs in wild grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)

Investigating decadal changes in persistent organic pollutants in Scottish grey seal pups

2018

Persistent Organic Pollutant Burden, Experimental POP Exposure, and Tissue Properties Affect Metabolic Profiles of Blubber from Gray Seal Pups

2017

‘Reproductive Behaviour’ chapter in ‘Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 3rd Edition‘. Edited by Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen and Kit Kovacs, Published by Academic Press,  pp. 797-806.

Positive social behaviours are induced and retained after oxytocin manipulations mimicking endogenous concentrations in a wild mammal

Using blubber explants to investigate adipose function in grey seals: glycolytic, lipolytic and gene expression responses to glucose and hydrocortisone

2016

Individual size, sex and rearing environment impact on aggression in newly weaned seals.

2015

Conspecific recognition and aggression reduction to familiars in newly weaned, socially plastic mammals

Maternal Oxytocin Is Linked to Close Mother-Infant Proximity in Grey Seals (Halichoerus grypus)

2014

Validation of an enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) plasma oxytocin in a novel mammal species reveals potential errors induced by sampling procedure.

PhD thesis – The role of oxytocin in the maternal behaviour of the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus)

2008

Honours thesis – Regional Variation and Sexual Dimorphism in the Skull Morphology of the Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, from around the British Isles.

Honours thesis – The Evolution of the Cetacean Brain.