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 Concordia University of Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. In the current semester, I am teaching Basic Psychological Processes (PSYCO 104, PSY 104), Principles of Learning (PSYCO 381), Learning and Comparative Cognition (PSYCO 485), Individual and Social Behaviour (PSY 105), and Sensation and Perception (PSY 367).