Sarah Dalesman

Dr, PhDFellow of the HEA

  • Aberystwyth University
    Edward Llwyd Building
    Penglais
    Aberystwyth

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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20062024

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I started with a PhD in behavioural ecology at the University of Plymouth assessing antipredator behaviour in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. Sticking with snails, I then moved over to Canada in 2008 and worked in a neurobiology laboratory at the University of Calgary funded by a postdoctoral fellowship from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions. Most of the work I did in Calgary was on stress and memory, with particular focus on how different forms of stress can interact to affect memory formation (http://theconversation.com/forgetful-snails-could-tell-us-about-how-our-memories-work-20935). Did you know chocolate can improve memories?.....In snails at least! (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2012/09/30/how-to-improve-snail-memories-with-chocolate/). In 2012 I moved back to the U.K. as a research fellow at the University of Exeter, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, which I retained on joining Aberystwyth in January 2014. 

I still work with pond snails assessing the factors that drive individual differences in cognition and developing work on sentience in gastropods; however, my personal interests in dog training has also led to me developing research around dog cognition and behaviour. 

If you are interested in an MRes or PhD in either of these areas, please get in touch! 

Responsibilities

Scheme coordinator for the Marine and Freshwater Biology degree

Student Experience lead for the Department of Life Sciences

Athena Swan committee member, Aberystwyth University

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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