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Theresa Burt de Perera


Associate Professor in Zoology

Tutorial Fellow in Biology at St John’s College




The main theme of my research concerns the study of spatial cognition. My group and I use fish as model systems to understand how animals perceive, learn and remember spatial information from their local environment, and how they use this information to orient efficiently. Our work not only has a fundamental importance to animals’ survival and success, but also acts as a model for the study of sensory ecology, learning and memory.


DPhil students

Vicki Davis
Isobel Watts (with Dora Biro)
Joe Bartram
Sarah Schumacher (with Gerhard von der Emde, University of Bonn, Germany)
Sarah Skeels
Cecilia Karlsson


Jay Willis

Research fellows

Cait Newport



Address: Department of Zoology, The Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS