Curriculum Vitae

Shaun Steven Killen
Nationality: Canadian
Born: May 4, 1978

Academic Background and Career

2009-present   University of Glasgow, UK; Senior Research Fellow
2007-2009       Université Montpellier 2, France; NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow
2002-2007       Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ph.D. (Marine Biology)
                           Supervisors: Dr. Joseph A. Brown, Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl
                           Thesis Title: The metabolic cost of behavioural tradeoffs during the early life stages of three species of north Atlantic marine fish
2000-2002       Queen’s University, M.Sc. (Biology)
                           Supervisor: Dr. Bruce L. Tufts
                           Thesis Title: Physiological changes in walleye Sander vitreus during live-release angling tournaments    
1996-2000        Queen’s University, B.Sc. (Honours; Biology)
                           Supervisor: Dr. Bruce L. Tufts
                           Thesis Title: Characterization of carbonic anhydrase in the gills of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss


2019 Fisheries Society of the British Isles Medal
2017 President’s Medal of the Society for Experimental Biology

Citation Metrics

From Google Citations
H-index: 28       i10-index: 46      Citations: 2986

Major Grants & Fellowships

2016-2020     NERC Highlights Grant (co-I)
2015-2020     European Research Council Starting Grant (PI)
2012-2014      Leadership Fellow of the University of Glasgow
2012-2017      Natural Environment Research Council (NERC; United Kingdom) Advanced Fellowship (PI)
2009-2012     NERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (PI)
2009-2011      Royal Society Newton International Fellowship (declined offer)
2009-2011      Danish Natural Science Research Council (Denmark) Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined offer)
2007-2009    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship
2007               Nominee, Howard Alper Postdoctoral Prize. Rated as the top-ranked postdoctoral candidate in the Life Sciences & Psychology                                   category during the 2007 NSERC sholarships and fellowships competition.
2003-2005    NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship B

Invited Institutional Lectures

2019 Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo
2019 School of Biology, University of St Andrews
2018 Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool
2018    School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, UK
2018    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
2017    Laboratoire Evolution & Diversité Biologique, CNRS, Toulouse
2017    Institute for Marine Research, Bergen, Norway
2016    Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement (CRIOBE), Moorea, French Polynesia
2016    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
2016    School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
2016    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
2016    Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway
2016    Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland
2016    Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, UK
2015     Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
2014     Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
2014     Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton, UK
2013     School of Science, University of the West of Scotland, UK
2012     Department of Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK
2012     School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham, UK
2011      Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany
2011      Laboratory of Evolutionary Physiology and Behavior, Chongqing Normal University, China
2010     Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow
2008    Department of Biology, Université Montpellier II, France
2007    Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
2005    Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada