- Examination of the relation between husbandry procedures to animal welfare and experimental outcomes with particular emphasis on refinement. More info
- RepFail: Understanding Replication Failure in Animal Research – Lack of Scientific Rigor, Low Statistical Power, or Standardization? RepFail
- European Quality in Preclinical Data (EQIPD)
Her PhD project involved looking at affective states in laboratory mice, developmental aspects of stereotypic behaviour, and mechanisms underlying these abnormal behaviours and she graduated in 2016 from the University of Bern.
Bailoo, Jeremy Davidson; Murphy, Eimear Mary; Varholick, Justin Adam; Novak, Janja; Palme, Rupert; Würbel, Hanno (2018). Evaluation of the effects of space allowance on measures of animal welfare in laboratory mice. Scientific Reports, 8(1), p. 713. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41598-017-18493-6
Novak, Janja; Bailoo, Jeremy Davidson; Melotti, Luca; Würbel, Hanno (2016). Effect of Cage-Induced Stereotypies on Measures of Affective State and Recurrent Perseveration in CD-1 and C57BL/6 Mice. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0153203. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0153203
Novak, Janja; Stojanovski, Klement; Melotti, Luca; Reichlin, Thomas Stephan Albin; Palme, Rupert; Würbel, Hanno (2015). Effects of stereotypic behaviour and chronic mild stress on judgement bias in laboratory mice. Applied animal behaviour science, 174, pp. 162-172. Elsevier 10.1016/j.applanim.2015.10.004
Novak, Janja; Bailoo, Jeremy Davidson; Melotti, Luca; Rommen, Jonas; Würbel, Hanno (2015). An Exploration Based Cognitive Bias Test for Mice: Effects of Handling Method and Stereotypic Behaviour. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0130718. Public Library of Science 10.1371/journal.pone.0130718