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Dr Pizza Ka Yee Chow

  • Overview



  • Research


    Research interests

    • Animal behaviour and cognition
    • Urban wildlife cognition
    • Citizen well-being and wildlife cognition
    • Problem solving
    • Behavioural flexibility

    Research overview

    I have a broad research interest, but my main research theme lies in the evolution of cognition. Research fields/topics that I am highly interested in include urban wildlife cognition, cognitive ecology, animal behaviour and cognition, comparative cognition, problem solving, and innovation.

    I take interdisciplinary approach (incorporating psychology such as animal behaviour/animal cognition, ecology such as behavioural ecology, and evolution) to answer my research questions. My work is funded by external sources such as ASAB, JSPS. 

    Depending on the research question, I work with different animal species that include honeybees and bumblebees,  pigeons, various endangered species of parrots (e.g, Great Green Macaws, Blue-throated Macaws). However, my main study models have been in grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensis, and red squirrels, S. vulgaris. 

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    Teaching modules

    • Biological and Neuropsychology (SCPS237H4)