dominic henri

Dr Dominic Henri

Director of Student Experience

Faculty of Science and Engineering

+44 (0) 1482 466694

Dr Henri is a behavioural ecologist and entomologist, specialising in population dynamics.

His ecological research focuses on the impact of environmental change, such as urbanisation and intensive agriculture, on animal behaviour, community-composition and ecosystem-stability.

Dr Henri is also a published pedagogical researcher, studying the development of student autonomy and self-esteem in preparation for employment.

Outside of work, his interests include photography, the natural history of insects and bryophytes and ‘strongman’ training.


Research Interests

  • Entomology, specifically biological control
  • Ecology, specifically foraging behaviour and ecological networks
  • Pedagogy, specifically self-regulated learning, learner autonomy, and the development of self-efficacy

Research groups

  • STEM Education Research Group
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Ecology Group


Henri D C, Morrell L J and Scott G W, 'Student Perceptions of their Autonomy at University', Higher Education (2017)

Henri D C and van Veen F J F, 'Link Flexibility: Evidence for Environment-Dependent Adaptive Foraging in a Food Web Time-Series, Ecology (2016)

Henri D, Morrell L and Scott G, 'Ask a Clearer Question, Get a Better Answer', F1000Research, 4 (2015)

Henri D, Jones O, Tsiattalos A, Thébault E, Seymour C L and Veen F J, 'Natural Vegetation Benefits Synergistic Control of the Three Main Insect and Pathogen Pests of a Fruit Crop in Southern Africa', Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, 4, pp 1092-1101 (2015)

Henri D C, Seager D, Weller T and van Veen F J F, 'Potential for Climate Effects on the Size-Structure of Host-Parasitoid Indirect Interaction Networks', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376, pp 3018-24 (2012)

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Group Research Project
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Environment and Society
  • Current Biology

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • LTHE (Stage II), Higher Education Academy (2011 )
  • 2017 University of Hull Teaching Excellence Award Winner

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Biology (Behaviour and population ecology), University of Exeter (2014 )
  • MSc Res Biology (Lichen physiology and ecology), University of Durham (2010)
  • BSc Hons Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, University of Durham (2009)

External roles

Awards and accolades

  • 2016 Irene Manton Award Winner