Kimberley Campbell

Biography

Hi, I’m Kimberley Campbell. I began my university career as a biologist, studying the phylogeny of a family of anaerobic, single-celled microorganisms with the Simpson lab at Dalhousie University where I earned a B.Sc. Honours Co-op in Biology in 2012. As part of my degree, I worked with Hope for Wildlife, an animal rehabilitation organization which gave me a deeper appreciation for the animals that I had been superficially exposed to in my courses. It is one thing to hear about the intelligence of corvids and quite another to have to contend with a clever crow that steals your supplies to play a game of keep-away on a daily basis! I decided that I needed to learn more about animal behaviour, which lead me to the Songbird Neuroethology Lab at the University of Alberta where I expanded the list of “Creatures I Have Been Bitten By” to include chickadees and zebra finches. Under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Sturdy, I earned my M.Sc. (2015) and my Ph.D. (2019) in Psychology, studying the production and perception of vocalizations in black-capped chickadees.

Currently, I am a Sessional Instructor at both the University of Alberta and MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. In the upcoming semesters, I will be teaching Basic Psychological Processes (PSYCO 104), Behaviour Modification (PSYCO 282), Principles of Learning (PSYCO 381), and Learning and Comparative Cognition (PSYCO 485).

Academic Positions

  • Present2020

    Sessional Instructor

    MacEwan University, Department of Psychology

  • Present2019

    Sessional Instructor

    University of Alberta, Department of Psychology

  • 20192013

    Graduate Student

    Songbird Neuroethology Lab, University of Alberta

  • 20122011

    Honours Student

    Simpson Lab, Dalhousie University

  • 20112011

    Research Assistant

    Simpson Lab, Dalhousie University

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2019

    Ph.D. in Psychology

    University of Alberta

  • M.Sc. 2015

    Master of Psychology

    University of Alberta

  • B.Sc. 2012

    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Honours, Co-Op

    Dalhousie University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2017-2019
    NSERC Alexander Graham Bell CGS D
    University of Alberta
  • 2018
    President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction
    University of Alberta
  • 2017
    President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction
    University of Alberta
  • 2017
    Faculty of Science Graduate Scholarship
    University of Alberta
  • 2015-2017
    Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral Level
    University of Alberta
  • 2015
    Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education Graduate Student Scholarship
    University of Alberta
  • 2014-2015
    Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Master’s Level
    University of Alberta
  • 2007-2011
    Dalhousie University Dean’s List
    Dalhousie University
    Winter 2007/2008, Fall 2008/2009, Fall 2009/2010, Summer 2009/2010, Winter 2010/2011