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Dr Jo Hall

Dr Jo Hall

Dr Jo Hall
BSc(Sheff), PhD (Bristol)

Senior Research Associate

Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Research summary

My broad interests lie in how evolution has shaped the form and behaviours of animals. My current research centres around camouflage, animal colouration and vision; therefore allowing me to straddle the boundary between biology and psychology. 

After studying for my undergraduate degree in biology, I crossed the border into psychology for my PhD. This led me on a journey into the world of vision and psychophysics. For my PhD I used psychophysics experiments with human participants to establish whether naturally occurring camouflage strategies such as background matching and disruptive colouration can provide an advantage to objects when they are ...

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Biography

In 2008 I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Animal Behaviour. I then moved to Bristol to study for a PhD, investigating whether it is possible to camouflage moving objects. I was jointly supervised by Dr. Roland Baddeley (Experimental Psychology), Dr. Nick Scott-Samuel (Experimental Psychology), Prof. Innes Cuthill (Biological Sciences) and Dr. Adam Shohet (QinetiQ). The project was supported by a CASE Studentship funded by the EPSRC and QinetiQ. 

After completing my PhD in 2012, I worked on a one-year, DSTL funded project with Dr. Nick Scott-Samuel, Prof. Innes Cuthill, Dr. Roland Baddeley, Dr. Angela ...

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