Nicola (Niki) Khan is a Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University (School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences) and a Visiting Scholar at the University of St Andrews (School of Psychology and Neuroscience). Her research can be broadly categorised into three overlapping areas:
1. how environmental change affects animal physiology and behaviour, particularly in relation to stress and reproduction;
2. how the maternal environment influences offspring phenotype and development,
3. how we can use this information to improve animal welfare and population sustainability.
Although much of her work focuses on birds, she is currently working with the Scottish Oceans Institute to investigate the impact of stress on lobster physiology and reproductive success on the East coast of Scotland.