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).