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Dr Lynne Sneddon B.Sc. (Hons) Ph.D

Director of Bioveterinary Science School of Life Sciences


    Animal Welfare and Ethics

    Nociception and pain; Aggression and dominance; Animal Welfare; Fear and stress; Intraspecific variation; 3Rs

    Behavioural Ecology and Physiology of Animal Personality

    Research Grants
    • Zebrefine
    • Improving Experimental Approaches in Animal Biology: Implementing the 3Rs
    • Extrinsic and intrinsic factors in the development of phenotype in fish
    • Improving Experimental Approaches in Animal Biology: Implementing the 3Rs
    • Fish Indicators of Stress and Health (F.I.S.H.) Validation of the use of embryos and yolk sac larval zebrafish in nociception and drug testing
    • The detection, assessment and alleviation of pain in laboratory zebrafish.
    • Impact of environmental enrichment on recovery from invasive procedures in rainbow trout
    • Nociception in fish: electrophysiological and behavioural analysis.
    • The Liverpool Bespoke Oligoarray Facility (L-BOF).
    • Molecular function in post-genome biology (MOLFUN).
    • Generation of thermally differentiated zebrafish strains by selective breeding.
    • Proximate mechanisms underlying a behavioural trait: boldness in fish
    • Using antisense technology to understand the mechanisms of agression.
    • Detection and alleviation of pain in fish.
    • Proximate mechanisms underlying boldness: an evolutionary relevant behavioural trait.
    • Molecular and physiological characteristics of rank position within dominance hierarchies.
    • Value in People Award 2005.
    • Investigation of selective attention strategies during noxious stimulation in rainbow trout.
    • Evolutionary and ecological functional genomics.
    • Validating Non-Invasive Measures of Stress in a Model Organism, the Zebrafish
    • Molecular and physiological characterisation of rank position within dominance hierarchies.
    • Using fMRI to identify brain regions involved in nociception in fish
    Research Collaborations

    Marco Marcello

    Project: Imaging of larval zebrafish brain activity

    Using contemporary microscope technologies we have imaged larval zebrafish brain activity during external stimulation

    Jack Thomson

    Project: Impact of climate change on personality and proteomics of sea anemones

    NERC ACCE Ph.D Supervisors of student Daniel "Kit" Maskrey

    Jeffrey Mogil

    Project: Pain indicators in fish
    External: McGill University

    Assessing indicators of pain in fish

    Mark Briffa

    Project: Animal Personality
    External: Plymouth University

    Assessing aggressiveness and personality in the face of environmental perturbation

    Kathryn Arnold

    Project: Impact of anthropogenic influences on fish
    External: University of York

    Impact of anthropogenic chemicals on fish phenotype

    Samantha Patrick

    Project: Animal Personality

    Assessing personality in seabirds

    Matthew Leach

    Project: Development of pain assessment tools
    External: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

    Assessing and alleviating pain in fish

    Rupert Schmidt

    External: University of Giessen

    Antisense and the mechanisms of aggression

    Tom Pottinger

    Project: Non-invasive methods of assessing stress
    External: The University of Lancaster

    Stress physiology in fish

    Joe Spencer

    Project: Fish Health Monitor

    Development of intelligent monitoring software

    Annemie Van der Linden

    External: University of Antwerp

    fMRI of fish brains

    Phill Watts


    Population genetics of stickleback; behavioural phenotypes of trout

    John Quinn


    Nociception and gene expression in the brain