The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences
Phone:
(023) 8059 4312
Email:
J.E.Lock@soton.ac.uk

Dr Judith Lock BSc, MRes, PhD

Senior Teaching Fellow, Board member for Chilworth Conservation Ltd.,Board member for University Biodiversity group

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Dr Judith Lock is Senior Teaching Fellow within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Career History

2015-Present: Senior Teaching Fellow. University of Southampton, UK.
2010-2014: Teaching Fellow. University of Southampton, UK.
2006-2010: Senior Lecturer Animal Science. Hartpury College, Associate faculty of the University of the West of England, UK.

Academic qualifications

2005: PhD in Behavioural Ecology. University of Manchester, UK.
2001: MRes in Animal Biology. University of Manchester, UK.
2000: BSc (Hons) in Zoology. University of Manchester, UK.

I completed my BSc in Zoology at the University of Manchester in 2000. I stayed there for my postgraduate studies, completing a MRes in Animal Biology in 2001 and a PhD in 2005. My PhD investigated parent-offspring conflict and maternal effects in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides. This species provides elaborate biparental care, making them an ideal model for studying parental care. I discovered that there is a genetic coadaptation between parental care and offspring begging behaviours, ensuring that parental care matches offspring need. I also found that there is an interaction between prenatal and postnatal maternal effects, which means that parental care is able to mitigate maternal age effects on offspring development. The interaction between prenatal and postnatal effects results in transgenerational effects.

From 2005-2010 I was programme leader for BSc Animal Behaviour & Welfare at Hartpury College, associate faculty of the University of the West of England. In this teaching-focussed role I taught a variety of animal behaviour and animal welfare modules. I am interested in the use of behavioural ecology knowledge to enhance animal welfare.

I have been a teaching fellow at the University of Southampton since September 2010. My teaching is in the areas of ecology and evolution. My role also involves improving links with local organisations to promote opportunities to enhance student employability.

I am the Biological Sciences’ representative on the pale for Chilworth Conservation Ltd.

 

Research

Teaching

Contributions

Contact

Research interests

I am interested in the the longterm consequences of parental care – transgenerational effects. I am also interested in the use of behavioural ecology knowledge to enhance animal welfare.  I have been a teaching fellow at the University of Southampton since September 2010. My teaching is in the areas of ecology and evolution. My role also involves improving links with local organisations to promote opportunities to enhance student employability.

PhD Supervision

Robert Gandola
Richard Sands

Research group(s)

Environmental Biosciences

Research project(s)

Reintroducing the sand lizard Lacerta agilis to heathland sites: individual differences, habitat suitability and the optimisation of post-release monitoring

Programme Leader

MRes Wildlife Conservation

Module Co-ordinator

BIOL1001 Experimental & Field Ecology
BIOL1003 Ecology & Evolution

Joint module co-ordinator

BIOL2001 Evolution
BIOL2039 Animal Behaviour
BIOL6048 Wildlife Conservation: principles and disciplines
BIOL6049 Fieldwork: before, during and after
BIOL6050 Techniques in Monitoring and surveying
BIOL6051  MRes Wildlife Conservation Research Project

Other Teaching related responsibilities

1st and 2nd year tutorials
3rd year field project supervision
MRes project students supervision

University of Southampton

Programme leader MRes Wildlife Conservation, in collaboration with Marwell Wildlife
Employability champion for Biological Sciences
Deputy Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee for Biological Sciences

Professional memberships

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour 
British Ecological Society 
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Dr Judith Lock
Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number:85/6041

Telephone:(023) 8059 4312
Email:J.E.Lock@soton.ac.uk

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