Dr Rachel Findlay-Robinson

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Physiology Ageing & Welfare)


2021 - current: Graduate teaching assistant, Masters in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, University of Glasgow

2018 - 2021: PhD (Biology), University of Lancaster (Cumbria)

2016 - Field assistant, University of Cape Town

2013 - 2014: Field research manager, University of Saskatoon

2007 - 2011: MBiolSci (Biology), University of Sheffield

Research interests

I am a behavioural ecologist fascinated by the varied responses of wildlife to changing environments. My current key research interests are life-history, global change, and hibernation. I am particularly interested in indirect effects of climate on organisms, such as through effects of climate on food availability. 

My PhD research focused on the effects of climate on life-history in a declining hibernator, the hazel dormouse, and at other points in my career I have studied mammalian behavioural responses to urbanization and long-term effects of early-life environments in invertebrates.





I currently co-ordinate two courses for MSc Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, normally co-ordinated by Dr. Davina Hill

  • BIOL5116 Animal Welfare Assessment
  • BIOL5127 Animal Legislation and Societal Issues