Dr Sarah-Jane Vick
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University of Stirling
United Kingdom

Email: sarah-jane.vick@stir.ac.uk

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Research Interests:


My primary research interest is the evolution of communication and cognition, focusing on the role of gaze, facial expression and gestural communication in primates.

Certified Facial Action Coding System (FACS) coder

Part of the resaerch team which modified FACS for use with chimpanzees: Please visit the ChimpFACS website for further information on this project. We have also now developed a FACS for use in macaques [MaqFACS].

Affiliations: Member of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group (BERG), the and the Scottish Primate Research Group, and the International Society for Anthrozoology. Council member for the British Science Association Psychology Section Committee (2005-2010) and member of the Primate Society of Great Britain.

Research Supervision:

Anna Roberts (2005 - 2011) Gestural communication in wild chimpanzees.

Betsy Herrelko (2008 - 2012) An assessment of the development of a cognitive research programme and introductions in zoo-housed chimpanzees see: http://chimpcam.com/

Adam Milligan (2008 - 2013) Emotional laterality in mammals.

Becky Leonardi (2010 - Co-supervisor) An animal assisted intervention for male young offenders see: http://pawsforprogress.com/

Yvonne Bauer (2012 - PT) Emotion and wellbeing in captive gorillas

Lesley Craig (2012 - ) Evaluating visitor learning in a zoo setting

Employment History:
Senior Lecturer

Activities :
Other merit: Editorial board: American Journal of Primatology