My name is Robyn Womack and I am a zoologist and budding scientist from the Isle of Wight, UK.

Currently, I am a second-year PhD student at the University of Glasgow, investigating biological clocks of wild birds. I have a broad interest in all things zoology, particularly evolutionary biology, ecology, physiology, entomology, palaeontology…and so on!

Education

Ph.D Candidate, MVLS Doctoral Training Partnership – University of Glasgow, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (2015-Present)

BSc. Zoology (Hons), First Class – Aberystwyth University, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (2011-2014)

Training & Research Placements

Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Summer School, University of Oxford, UK (July 2016)

Visiting PhD StudentInstitute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zürich, Switzerland (2016) Project: Cellular clocks: Developing a circadian assay for the measurement of daily rhythms in avian fibroblasts

PhD Student (Lab Rotation), Elmer Lab, IBAHCM, University of Glasgow, UK (2015) Project: Comparative mapping of quantitative trait loci in salmonid fishes

Volunteer Placements

Research Assistant, Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor) project – Behavioural Ecology and Endocrinology Group, MNCN, Madrid, Spain (June 2015)

Field Volunteer for project “People & Pine Martens in Wales”, Coed y Brenin, Aberystwyth, Vincent Wildlife Trust (2013)

Animal Keeper Placement, Isle of Wight Zoo, UK (2013)

Volunteer Keeper, Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight, UK (2012)