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Dr Siân Griffiths  -  MSc, PhD

European minnows: photo by Anne Magurran

European minnows: photo by Anne Magurran

I studied for my first degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth between 1990 and 1993, and for my MSc at the University of Oxford in 1994. I completed my PhD on the schooling behaviour of freshwater fish at the University of St. Andrews in 1997 where I was supervised by Professor Anne Magurran ( During this time my field work was based in Trinidad and Tobago, and at the CEH River Laboratory, Dorset ( )

Brown Trout by Bjarne Ragnarsson

Brown Trout by Bjarne Ragnarsson.

 In 1998 I began working as a NERC Research Fellow based at the University of Glasgow ( and the Fisheries Research Services, Freshwater Laboratory, Pitlochry ( I joined Cardiff University in 2000 when I was awarded an extension to my NERC fellowship and was simultaneously appointed as lecturer in animal ecology. In 2007 I was appointed Senior Lecturer.