Dr Colin Hendrie


Background in Psychopharmacology, keen interest in applying the ethological method to the study of animal and human behaviour, including psychiatric disorders, especially depression

Media trained and experienced

Editor-in-Chief 'Human Ethology' (formerly, Human Ethology Bulletin)

Member of the Board of Directors, International Society for Human Ethology 

Member, Ethics Committee, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

Former Council Member, British Association for Psychopharmacology






Research interests

Over 60 peer-reviewed publicaitons

One edited book

6 book chapters

Over 180 national and international conference presentations

Co-author Academia.edu 'Most viewed paper' 2012 (over 60,000 hits)


  • BA(Hons)
  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • International Society for Human Ethology
  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • Fellow, International Society for Affective Disorders

Student education

Modules currently taught

PSYC1617 Exploring Animal Behaviour (360 students, Level 1)             

PSYC2512 Evolution & Human Behaviour (250 students, Level 2)  

PSYC3516 Evolutionary Psychology (capped at 70 students, Level 3) 

PSYC3520 Major Project (7 students, Level 3)

Awards for teaching excellence

Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, ‘Lecturer of the Year’ 2012/13


Nominated for Leeds University Students’ Union Award for Inspirational Teaching 2016 & 2018

Outstanding achievements

Supervised 7 winners of the externally awarded ‘Gwynne-Jones’ undergraduate prize for best final year experimental project of their cohort