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Behaviour & Physiology Group

In the Behaviour & Physiology Group at Durham University we study the connections between physiology and psychology.

The Behaviour & Physiology Group is a collaboration between the Solitude Lab (Dr Thuy-vy Nguyen) and the Physio Lab (Dr Jonathon McPhetres). 


Dr. McPhetres is accepting new PhD students and also supervises Mres projects.

Please get in touch to learn how to apply!

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Physio Lab Members

PhD Students

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Bhakti Khati

Bhakti Khati is a PhD student studying the physiological basis of moral conflict.

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Miranda Ventrella

Miranda Ventrella is a PhD student studying non-invasive ways to measure emotions and physiology in apes.

Master's Students

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Nicole Kemp (MRes)

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Xiaohan Sun (PGT)

Nicole is an Mres student studying the separation call hypothesis of the "chills" and piloerection.

Xiaohan is a PGT student studying the morphology and quantification of piloerection in video recordings.

Undergraduate Students

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Halo Gao

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Karolina Rostkowska

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Zoey Chen

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William Carrington

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Jack Thompson

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Dan Linh Watroba

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Rachel Sim

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Laura Golding

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