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Department of Psychology


Miss Kamar Eleanor Ameen-Ali, BSc MSc

Research Postgraduate in the Department of Psychology

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- Animal behaviour

- Psychophysics

- Neuroscience of learning and memory

- Immediate-early gene imaging of the rat brain


September 2013European Brain and Behaviour Society meeting, Munich, GERMANY‘Do humans show behavioural indicators specific to episodic experience in an object-location-context memory task?’

March 2013 Set for Britain Biological and Biomedical Sciences Exhibition, London, UK (House of Commons) ‘Improving rodent research methodology reduces animal numbers but maintains statistical power’

October 2012 Durham University Psychology Postgraduate Conference, Durham, UK ‘Elucidating the behavioural parameters for non-habituated object-based preference in rats’

July 2012 Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour(ASAB)/Society for Experimental Biology(SEB)/NC3Rs Research Symposium: Implementing the 3Rs in Behavioural and Physiological Research, London, UK ‘Reducing animal numbers for multiple types of spontaneous object recognition paradigms in rats’


November 2013 Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) Winter Meeting (Young Presenters - The future of LASA), London, UK

February 2013 NC3Rs Annual Science Review Meeting, London, UK ‘Animal models of memory and the 3Rs: How can we improve methodology and further our understanding of the neural basis of memory?’

June 2012 Durham University Faculty of Science Rising Stars Research Symposium, Durham, UK ‘A New Behavioural Paradigm for Tasks of Recognition Memory in Rats’

Selected Publications

Journal papers: academic

  • Ameen-Ali, K.E., Eacott, M.J. & Easton, A. (2012). A New Behavioural Apparatus to Reduce Animal Numbers in Multiple Types of Spontaneous Object Recognition Paradigms in Rats. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 211(1): 66-76.

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Selected Grants

  • 2013: European Brain and Behaviour Society PhD Travel Fellowship Award
  • 2012: Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour/Society for Experimental Biology/NC3Rs Poster Prize Research Award
  • 2012: Hatfield College Trust MCR Research Award
  • 2009: Graduate Scholarship

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