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Gaining a research publication at undergraduate level is an immense achievement and can make you really stand out in future job/research applications. Our staff are therefore highly supportive of publishing student research wherever possible.

Research Articles

Below are some examples of excellent undergraduate student research.

Tim Gleeson - Bioscience Horizons, 2018

The effect of rainfall upon the behaviour and use of under-road culverts in four amphibian species

Supervisor: Dr Anna Muir, University of Chester, Chester, UK.

Huw Liddiard Williams, Ethology, 2018

Female clustering in cockroach aggregations - A case of social niche construction?

Supervisor: Dr Christina R Stanley, University of Chester, Chester, UK. 

Gregory Wickham - Bioscience Horizons, 2017

An investigation into the relative resistances of common bacterial pathogens to quaternary ammonium cation disinfectants

Supervisor: Chris Davis & Phill Wood, University of Chester, Chester, UK.

Rebecca Boulton - Ecology and Evolution, 2015

Do mothers prefer helpers or smaller litters? Birth sex ratio and litter size adjustment in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)

Supervisor: Dr Alison Fletcher, University of Chester, Chester, Cheshire CH1 4BJ, UK.

Amy E. Morgan - Bioscience Horizons, 2014

The synergistic effect of gentamicin and ceftazidime against Pseudomonas fluorescens

Project Supervisor: Dr Neil Pickles, Department of Biological Science, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ, England Email:

Samantha Horton - Bioscience Horizons, 2011

Factors affecting advertising in Indonesian adult and juvenile bluestreak cleaner wrass (Labroides dimidiatuse)

Supervisors: Dr Lynne U. Sneddon, University of Chester; Aman Mottaqui-Tabar, Jocelyn Curtis-Quick, David Smith, Operation Wallacea, Hoga Marine Research site, Indonesia.

P Spradbery - Bioscience Horizons, 2010

Restriction Fragment length polymorphisms of mutans streptococci in forensic odontological analysis

Supervisors: Dr Ian McDowall and Dr Philip Wood, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Chester, Chester, UK.

Jacqueline Tawse - Bioscience Horizons, 2010

Consumer attitudes towards farm animals and their welfare: a pig production case study

Project Supervisor: Dr Lottie Hosie, University of Chester, Chester, Cheshire CH1 4BJ, UK.

Amelia Coleing - Bioscience Horizons, 2009

The application of social network theory to animal behaviour

Supervisor: Roger Davies, University of Chester, Chester, UK.

Sarah Batt - Bioscience Horizons, 2009

Human attitudes towards animals in relation to species similarity to humans: a multivariate approach

Supervisor: Roger Davies, University of Chester, Chester, Cheshire CH1 4BJ, UK.

Sue Brierley-Hobson - Bioscience Horizons, 2008

Binding of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate to the Hsp70 ATPase domain may promote apoptosis in coloreactal cancer

Supervisor: Professor Sarah Andrew, University of Chester, Chester, UK.