Dr Sebastian McBride

PhD, BSc

Dr Sebastian McBride

Senior Lecturer in Biological Science

Department of Life Sciences

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All undergraduate and postgraduate appointments can be made via my appointment calendar accessible here.

Dr Sebastian McBride is a Liverpool (BSc.) and Edinburgh (PhD.) graduate who first took up a lectureship position at Aberystwyth in 1996 in what was the Institute of Rural Sciences. He left the Institute in 2005 to extend his research interests in cognitive robotics in the Department of Computer Science (Aberystwyth) and then cognitive neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. He has returned to Aberystwyth University in 2016 to take up an appointment as lecturer in Biosciences.

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All undergraduate and postgraduate appointments can be made via my appointment calendar accessible here.


Dr Sebastian McBride is involved in a number of research projects based around cognition and the neurophysiological control of behaviour. In particular, he is currently working on: animal cognition markers of human neurodegenerative disease, neurophysiological mechanisms underpinning repetitive behavioural disorders and cognitive enrichment in farm and captive animal species.


McBride, S, Ober, J, Dylak, J, Schneider, W & Morton, AJ 2023, 'Oculomotor Abnormalities in a Sheep (Ovis aries) Model of Huntington's Disease: Towards a Biomarker for Assessing Therapeutic Efficacy', Journal of Huntington's Disease, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 189-200. 10.3233/JHD-230584
Greening, L, Allen, S & McBride, S 2023, 'Towards an objective measurement of sleep quality in non-human animals: Using the horse as a model species for the creation of sleep quality indices', Biology Open, vol. 12, no. 7, bio059964. 10.1242/bio.059964
Greening, L & McBride, S 2022, 'A Review of Equine Sleep: Implications for Equine Welfare', Frontiers in Veterinary Science, vol. 9, 916737. 10.3389/fvets.2022.916737
O'Brien, C, McBride, S & Parker, M 2022, 'Are palatability assessments a valid measure of hedonic responses in Equus callabus?', UFAW International Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 28 Jun 2022 - 29 Jun 2022.
Davies, ES, Morphew, RM, Cutress, D, Morton, AJ & McBride, S 2022, 'Characterization of microtubule-associated protein tau isoforms and Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology in normal sheep (Ovis aries): Relevance to their potential as a model of Alzheimer’s disease', Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, vol. 79, no. 11, 560. 10.1007/s00018-022-04572-z
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