Queen's University


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Anna M. Taylor

Assistant Professor

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD is Psychology, University of Sussex
  • MSc in Behavioural Sciences, University of Edinburgh
  • BSc (Hons) in Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex

Dr. Taylor's research interests lie within the fields of mammal behaviour and social cognition, specifically the development of new research paradigms within the study of behaviour – both human and animal – to address those questions which may not always have an obvious verbal answer. As well as teaching at the BISC, Dr. Taylor has ongoing collaborations with members of the Mammal Vocal Communication and Cognition Research Group at Sussex University, where she conducted her doctoral research, and has recently completed a book chapter on domestic dog communication, to be published by Elsevier Press in 2014.

Selected Publications

Auditory communication in domestic dogs: vocal signalling in the extended social environment of a companion animal. In: The Social Dog (eds. Kaminski, J., Marshall, S.), Elsevier Academic Press, in press 2014.

The Responses of Young Domestic Horses to Human- Given Cues. PLoS ONE: 8(6) (2013): e67000.

Are men better than women at acoustic size judgements? Biology Letters 9(4) (2013): 20130270.

Why Do Large Dogs Sound More Aggressive to Human Listeners: Acoustic Bases of Motivational Misattributions. Ethology 116 (2010): 1155-1162.

The contribution of source-filter theory to the study of mammal vocal communication (Review). Journal of Zoology 280(3) (2010): 221-236.