Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Emily Bethell

Dr Emily Bethell

Telephone: 0151 231 2488

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Biography

My research focus is primate social cognition and behaviour: what monkeys and apes can tell us about human evolution, and the implications of similarities and differences in cognitive processes for understanding and improving psychological wellbeing of primates in captivity.

I am also interested in developing new methods to assess emotion across animal species.

Degrees

2009, Roehampton University, United Kingdom, PhD

Publications

Highlighted publications

Prescott M, Bethell EJ, Kemp C. 2015. NC3Rs Macaque website >Link

Bethell EJ. 2015. A “How-To” Guide for Designing Judgment Bias Studies to Assess Captive Animal Welfare Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, S18 :18-42 >DOI >Public Url

Prescott M, Bethell EJ, Kemp C. 2015. NC3Rs Macaque website >Link

Bethell EJ. 2015. A “How-To” Guide for Designing Judgment Bias Studies to Assess Captive Animal Welfare Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, S18 :18-42 >DOI >Public Url

Prescott M, Bethell EJ, Kemp C. 2015. NC3Rs Macaque website >Link

Bethell EJ. 2015. A “How-To” Guide for Designing Judgment Bias Studies to Assess Captive Animal Welfare Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, S18 :18-42 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Cognitive bias in a non-human primate: Husbandry procedures influence cognitive indicators of psychological well-being in captive rhesus macaques Animal Welfare, 21 :185-195 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, Maclarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Evidence that emotion mediates social attention in rhesus macaques. PLoS One, 7 :e44387 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Cognitive bias in a non-human primate: Husbandry procedures influence cognitive indicators of psychological well-being in captive rhesus macaques Animal Welfare, 21 :185-195 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, Maclarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Evidence that emotion mediates social attention in rhesus macaques. PLoS One, 7 :e44387 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Cognitive bias in a non-human primate: Husbandry procedures influence cognitive indicators of psychological well-being in captive rhesus macaques Animal Welfare, 21 :185-195 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, Maclarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Evidence that emotion mediates social attention in rhesus macaques. PLoS One, 7 :e44387 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Internet publication

Prescott M, Bethell EJ, Kemp C. 2015. NC3Rs Macaque website >Link

Prescott M, Bethell EJ, Kemp C. 2015. NC3Rs Macaque website >Link

Prescott M, Bethell EJ, Kemp C. 2015. NC3Rs Macaque website >Link

Conference publication

Arbuckle K, Nichols H, Wich S, Bethell EJ. 2015. LJMU R workshop 2015 R workshop

Mandalaywala TM, Bethell EJ, Parker KJ, Maestripieri D. 2015. Negativity bias in free-ranging infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) on Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico American Journal of Primatology, 36th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Primatologists 75 :43-43

Bethell E, Kemp C, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2015. Quantitative Approaches to the Study of Emotions in Non-Human Primates: Lessons from Human Cognitive Neuroscience FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA, 86 :247-247 >Link

Arbuckle K, Nichols H, Wich S, Bethell EJ. 2015. LJMU R workshop 2015 R workshop

Mandalaywala TM, Bethell EJ, Parker KJ, Maestripieri D. 2015. Negativity bias in free-ranging infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) on Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico American Journal of Primatology, 36th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Primatologists 75 :43-43

Bethell E, Kemp C, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2015. Quantitative Approaches to the Study of Emotions in Non-Human Primates: Lessons from Human Cognitive Neuroscience FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA, 86 :247-247 >Link

Arbuckle K, Nichols H, Wich S, Bethell EJ. 2015. LJMU R workshop 2015 R workshop

Mandalaywala TM, Bethell EJ, Parker KJ, Maestripieri D. 2015. Negativity bias in free-ranging infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) on Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico American Journal of Primatology, 36th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Primatologists 75 :43-43

Bethell E, Kemp C, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2015. Quantitative Approaches to the Study of Emotions in Non-Human Primates: Lessons from Human Cognitive Neuroscience FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA, 86 :247-247 >Link

Richards A, Holmes A, Pell P, Bethell EJ. 2013. Adapting effects of emotional expression in anxiety: evidence for an enhanced Late Positive Potential Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 8

Richards A, Holmes A, Pell P, Bethell EJ. 2013. Adapting effects of emotional expression in anxiety: evidence for an enhanced Late Positive Potential Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 8

Richards A, Holmes A, Pell P, Bethell EJ. 2013. Adapting effects of emotional expression in anxiety: evidence for an enhanced Late Positive Potential Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 8

Journal article

Bethell EJ, Koyama NF. 2015. Happy hamsters? Enrichment induces positive judgement bias for mildly (but not truly) ambiguous cues to reward and punishment in Mesocricetus auratus Royal Society Open Science, 2 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bethell EJ. 2015. A “How-To” Guide for Designing Judgment Bias Studies to Assess Captive Animal Welfare Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, S18 :18-42 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Koyama NF. 2015. Happy hamsters? Enrichment induces positive judgement bias for mildly (but not truly) ambiguous cues to reward and punishment in Mesocricetus auratus Royal Society Open Science, 2 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bethell EJ. 2015. A “How-To” Guide for Designing Judgment Bias Studies to Assess Captive Animal Welfare Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, S18 :18-42 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Koyama NF. 2015. Happy hamsters? Enrichment induces positive judgement bias for mildly (but not truly) ambiguous cues to reward and punishment in Mesocricetus auratus Royal Society Open Science, 2 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bethell EJ. 2015. A “How-To” Guide for Designing Judgment Bias Studies to Assess Captive Animal Welfare Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, S18 :18-42 >DOI >Public Url

Jonason PK, Lyons M, Bethell EJ. 2014. The making of Darth Vader: Parent–child care and the Dark Triad Personality and Individual Differences, 67 :30-34 >DOI >Link

Jonason PK, Lyons M, Bethell EJ. 2014. The making of Darth Vader: Parent–child care and the Dark Triad Personality and Individual Differences, 67 :30-34 >DOI >Link

Jonason PK, Lyons M, Bethell EJ. 2014. The making of Darth Vader: Parent–child care and the Dark Triad Personality and Individual Differences, 67 :30-34 >DOI >Link

Jonason PK, Lyons M, Bethell EJ, Ross R. 2013. Different routes to limited empathy in the sexes: Examining the links between the Dark Triad and empathy Personality and Individual Differences, 54 :572-576 >DOI

Jonason PK, Lyons M, Bethell EJ, Ross R. 2013. Different routes to limited empathy in the sexes: Examining the links between the Dark Triad and empathy Personality and Individual Differences, 54 :572-576 >DOI

Jonason PK, Lyons M, Bethell EJ, Ross R. 2013. Different routes to limited empathy in the sexes: Examining the links between the Dark Triad and empathy Personality and Individual Differences, 54 :572-576 >DOI

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Cognitive bias in a non-human primate: Husbandry procedures influence cognitive indicators of psychological well-being in captive rhesus macaques Animal Welfare, 21 :185-195 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, Maclarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Evidence that emotion mediates social attention in rhesus macaques. PLoS One, 7 :e44387 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Cognitive bias in a non-human primate: Husbandry procedures influence cognitive indicators of psychological well-being in captive rhesus macaques Animal Welfare, 21 :185-195 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, Maclarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Evidence that emotion mediates social attention in rhesus macaques. PLoS One, 7 :e44387 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, MacLarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Cognitive bias in a non-human primate: Husbandry procedures influence cognitive indicators of psychological well-being in captive rhesus macaques Animal Welfare, 21 :185-195 >DOI >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Holmes A, Maclarnon A, Semple S. 2012. Evidence that emotion mediates social attention in rhesus macaques. PLoS One, 7 :e44387 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Bethell EJ, Vick S-J, Bard KA. 2007. Measurement of eye-gaze in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) American Journal of Primatology, 69 :562-575 >DOI >Link

Bethell EJ, Semple S, MacLarnon A, Holmes A. 2007. The effect of emotion state on responses to social stimuli by rhesus macaques Primate Eye, 92 :5-6

Bethell EJ, Vick S-J, Bard KA. 2007. Measurement of eye-gaze in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) American Journal of Primatology, 69 :562-575 >DOI >Link

Bethell EJ, Semple S, MacLarnon A, Holmes A. 2007. The effect of emotion state on responses to social stimuli by rhesus macaques Primate Eye, 92 :5-6

Bethell EJ, Vick S-J, Bard KA. 2007. Measurement of eye-gaze in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) American Journal of Primatology, 69 :562-575 >DOI >Link

Bethell EJ, Semple S, MacLarnon A, Holmes A. 2007. The effect of emotion state on responses to social stimuli by rhesus macaques Primate Eye, 92 :5-6

Bethell EJ, Waller BM. 2005. Altruism or cooperation in captive chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes? Folia Primatologica, 76 :242-244 >DOI >Link

Bethell EJ, Waller BM. 2005. Altruism or cooperation in captive chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes? Folia Primatologica, 76 :242-244 >DOI >Link

Bethell EJ, Waller BM. 2005. Altruism or cooperation in captive chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes? Folia Primatologica, 76 :242-244 >DOI >Link

Book

Bethell E, Milsom C. 2014. Posters and Presentations :1-144 Palgrave Macmillan. London 9781137357083

Bethell E, Milsom C. 2014. Posters and Presentations :1-144 Palgrave Macmillan. London 9781137357083

Bethell E, Milsom C. 2014. Posters and Presentations :1-144 Palgrave Macmillan. London 9781137357083

Williams K, Bethell EJ, Lawton J, Parfitt-Brown C, Richardson M, Rowe V. 2011. Completing your PhD Palgrave MacMillan. London 978-0230292819

Williams K, Bethell EJ, Lawton J, Parfitt-Brown C, Richardson M, Rowe V. 2011. Completing your PhD Palgrave MacMillan. London 978-0230292819

Williams K, Bethell EJ, Lawton J, Parfitt-Brown C, Richardson M, Rowe V. 2011. Completing your PhD Palgrave MacMillan. London 978-0230292819

Williams K, Bethell E, Lawton J, Parfitt C, Richardson M, Rowe V. 2010. Planning Your PhD Palgrave MacMillan 9780230251939

Williams K, Bethell E, Lawton J, Parfitt C, Richardson M, Rowe V. 2010. Planning Your PhD Palgrave MacMillan 9780230251939

Williams K, Bethell E, Lawton J, Parfitt C, Richardson M, Rowe V. 2010. Planning Your PhD Palgrave MacMillan 9780230251939

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

NC3Rs Pilot Grant Proposal Scheme, Attention Bias: A novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates, Dr Stuart Semple, Dr Amanda Holmes, Professor Ann MacLarnon, Grant value (£): 75000, Duration of research project: 1 year

NC3Rs Pilot Grant Proposal Scheme, Attention Bias: A novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates, Dr Stuart Semple, Dr Amanda Holmes, Professor Ann MacLarnon, Grant value (£): 75000, Duration of research project: 1 year

NC3Rs Pilot Grant Proposal Scheme, Attention Bias: A novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates, Dr Stuart Semple, Dr Amanda Holmes, Professor Ann MacLarnon, Grant value (£): 75000, Duration of research project: 1 year

NC3Rs Pilot Grant Proposal Scheme, Attention Bias: A novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates, Dr Stuart Semple, Dr Amanda Holmes, Professor Ann MacLarnon, Grant value (£): 75000, Duration of research project: 1 year

Professional activities

Award:

Best Student Presentation, Primate Society of Great Britain

Honourable mention in student competition for best talk, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Best Teaching Team, LJMU Student Union

Best Student Presentation, Primate Society of Great Britain

Honourable mention in student competition for best talk, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Best Teaching Team, LJMU Student Union

Best Student Presentation, Primate Society of Great Britain

Honourable mention in student competition for best talk, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Best Teaching Team, LJMU Student Union

Best Student Presentation, Primate Society of Great Britain

Honourable mention in student competition for best talk, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Best Teaching Team, LJMU Student Union

Fellowships:

LJMU ECR Fellowship, Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU ECR Fellowship, Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU ECR Fellowship, Liverpool John Moores University

LJMU ECR Fellowship, Liverpool John Moores University

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Primate Society of Great Britain

Member, Universities Federation of Animal Welfare

Member, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Member, Association for Psychological Science

Member, Primate Society of Great Britain

Member, Universities Federation of Animal Welfare

Member, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Member, Association for Psychological Science

Member, Primate Society of Great Britain

Member, Universities Federation of Animal Welfare

Member, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Member, Association for Psychological Science

Member, Primate Society of Great Britain

Member, Universities Federation of Animal Welfare

Member, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Member, Association for Psychological Science

Other invited event:

Birkbeck College Seminar Series, Birkbeck College, London, Invited paper

University College London Anthropology seminar series, UCL, London, Invited paper presented

NC3Rs Primate Welfare meeting, London, UK, Invited paper presented

University of Stirling Psychology Seminar Series, University of Stirling, Invited seminar speaker - psychology Department, Stirling

Birkbeck College Seminar Series, Birkbeck College, London, Invited paper

University College London Anthropology seminar series, UCL, London, Invited paper presented

NC3Rs Primate Welfare meeting, London, UK, Invited paper presented

University of Stirling Psychology Seminar Series, University of Stirling, Invited seminar speaker - psychology Department, Stirling

Birkbeck College Seminar Series, Birkbeck College, London, Invited paper

University College London Anthropology seminar series, UCL, London, Invited paper presented

NC3Rs Primate Welfare meeting, London, UK, Invited paper presented

University of Stirling Psychology Seminar Series, University of Stirling, Invited seminar speaker - psychology Department, Stirling

Birkbeck College Seminar Series, Birkbeck College, London, Invited paper

University College London Anthropology seminar series, UCL, London, Invited paper presented

NC3Rs Primate Welfare meeting, London, UK, Invited paper presented

University of Stirling Psychology Seminar Series, University of Stirling, Invited seminar speaker - psychology Department, Stirling

Research Grants Awarded:

NC3Rs Pilot Grant Proposal Scheme, Attention Bias: A novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates, Dr Stuart Semple, Dr Amanda Holmes, Professor Ann MacLarnon, Grant value (£): 75000, Duration of research project: 1 year

NC3Rs Pilot Grant Proposal Scheme, Attention Bias: A novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates, Dr Stuart Semple, Dr Amanda Holmes, Professor Ann MacLarnon, Grant value (£): 75000, Duration of research project: 1 year

NC3Rs Pilot Grant Proposal Scheme, Attention Bias: A novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates, Dr Stuart Semple, Dr Amanda Holmes, Professor Ann MacLarnon, Grant value (£): 75000, Duration of research project: 1 year

NC3Rs Pilot Grant Proposal Scheme, Attention Bias: A novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed non-human primates, Dr Stuart Semple, Dr Amanda Holmes, Professor Ann MacLarnon, Grant value (£): 75000, Duration of research project: 1 year