Dr. Cait Newport
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow
Biography & Research Interests:
My research investigates how fish learn to recognize visual cues (e.g. landmarks, food, social signals), and how they can accurately identify these important cues even in low visibility conditions. Using several fish species including Archerfish, Picasso triggerfish, Blue devil damselfish, goldfish, and three-spined sticklebacks, I have explored the decision strategies of fish, their ability to recognize 3D objects, and most recently, how fish use vision to navigate in the wild. To answer these questions, I use a combination of laboratory behavioural experiments, field observations, and advanced computer vision techniques. After earning my PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia, I held a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship, and am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow.