Assistant Professor, Psychology
PhD (Alberta), B.Sc. (McGill)
On Sabbatical Leave
6-366, City Centre Campus10700 - 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB T5J 4S2780-633-3584
Dr. Hamilton is a faculty member in the department of Psychology, is an adjunct at the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (University of Alberta), and a visiting scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California San Diego). He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McGill University. He teaches a variety of courses including, Applied Neuropharmacology and Brain and Behaviour. He has supervised many honours and independent study students on projects related to zebrafish and cichlid learning, memory, and anxiety.
Dr. Hamilton is also actively researching a variety of topics both in the zebrafish laboratory at MacEwan and in collaboration with other institutes. At the zebrafish laboratory, his students have been examining the effect of elevated carbon dioxide (projected for the future) on zebrafish movement, memory, and anxiety. Other research includes establishing novel and reliable tests of learning and memory in fish; namely the novel object recognition test and episodic-like memory tests. A third area of interest is the effect of pharmacological substances on fish behaviour. In the past his students have examined patterns of drug administration and the nature of addiction.
Available to supervise honours or individual study students.
Teaching and Research Interests
Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Awards / Grants / Fellowships
National Sciences and Engineering Research Committee (NSERC) – Discovery Grant –An Investigation of CO2-Induced Behavioural Changes in Freshwater Fish (2014-18)
Professional Associations / Memberships