Lesley Rogers, D.Phil., D.Sc.

Lesley RogersLesley Rogers, D.Phil., D.Sc.,is emeritus professor at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She received a Doctor of Philosophy and a Doctor of Science at the University of Sussex, UK. Her publications include 18 books and over 270 scientific papers and book chapters, mainly in the field of brain and behavior with a focus on development and lateralization in animals. Her discovery of asymmetry of brain function in chicks was among the first showing that brain asymmetry is not unique to humans and, together with two other publications, it founded the now active field of research concerned with brain and behavioral asymmetry in animals. Her research has been published in Science, Nature, Current Biology, Biology Letters, Animal Behavior, Advances in the Study of Behavior, and Brain Research. Her most recent books are: Rogers, Vallortigara and Andrew (2013) Divided Brains: The Biology and Behavior of Brain Asymmetries (Cambridge University Press) and Rogers and Vallortigara (eds) Lateralized Brain Functions (Humana Press). She has received a Special Investigator Award from the Australian Research Council, an Australian Centenary Medal, the Clarke Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales, and election as a Corresponding Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union.