Short CV/Education and training

Previous positions:

  • 2007 – 2009
    Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Bristol

  • 2010 – 2015
    Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, University of York

Current position:

  • since 2015
    Lecturer in Ecology, University of York

Selected publications

  • Robinson, E. J. H (2014) “Polydomy: the organisation and adaptive function of complex nest systems in ants” Current Opinion in Insect Science 5: 37-43

  • Robinson, E. J. H., O. Feinerman, N. R. Franks (2014). “How collective comparisons emerge without individual comparisons of the options” Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 281:20140737

  • Robinson, E. J. H., O. Feinerman, N. R. Franks. (2009). “Flexible task allocation and the organisation of work in ants” Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 276: 4373-4380

  • Robinson, E. J. H., F. D. Smith, K.M.E. Sullivan, N.R. Franks. (2009). “Do ants make direct comparisons?” Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 276: 2635-2641

  • Robinson, E. J. H., D. E. Jackson, M. Holcombe, et al. (2005). “Insect communication –

    'No entry' signal in ant foraging.” Nature 438(7067): 442

  • H=score = 11 (ISI); Total times cited, excluding self-citations = 443

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "Ant Collective Organisation in Robust Networks (ACORN)" Royal Society Fellowship: Investigating principles of robust organisation in social animals using laboratory behavioural experiments, fieldwork, RFID technology and theoretical modelling

  • "Wood ant nesting strategy and colony robustness to habitat change” NERC Case (with the National Trust)

  • "Functional connectivity in fragmented habitats: a wood ant case study" NERC Case (with Forest Research)

  • "The impact and spread of the 'Asian super ant': an alien invasive species in the UK" NERC Industrial CASE (with Hymettus Ltd)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

  • Member of the British Ecological Society

  • Member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

  • Member of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects

  • Member of the British Entomological and Natural History Society

  • Member of the Research Fellows Panel of the Royal Society’s Equality and Diversity Advisory Network

Media coverage

  • Extensive media involvement, including international, national and local television and radio, internet news sites, podcasts and newspaper coverage

Additional qualifications

  • Cambridge University. Natural Sciences, Biological. First Class Honours MA Cantab, 1999 – 2002

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Maternity leave taken July 2012 – April 2013


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