The RVC's Brain Health and Behaviour research group are a collection of researchers and veterinary clinicians, with expertise in neurobiology, neurology, neurodevelopmental biology, neuropathology, neuroscience and ethology; who are creating and executing interdisciplinary research projects tackling some of society's major problems.

The aim of this group is to bring together neurobiologists, neuropathologists, clinical neurologists and animal behaviourists to work together and address research questions of importance to veterinary and human medicine. Its evolution reflects a longstanding interest in canine epilepsy and recognition that canine idiopathic epileptics also exhibit behavioural abnormalities which improve on dietary medium chain triglyceride supplementation.

The group includes members from the Animal Welfare Science and Ethics group and the specialist Brachycephalic Research Team.

Led by Dr Claire Russell

BSc Hons, DPhil, PGCAP
Senior Lecturer

Claire is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Biomedical Sciences. Her research uses the zebrafish, Danio rerio, for studying developmental biology and to model disorders and disease. Claire's research focusses on the nervous sytem and diseases that affect the nervous sytem such as neurodegeneration and epilepsy.

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