Gabrielle obtained a First Class Honours BSc Zoology at University College London. She completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge in 2014 where she studied behaviour in wild corvids (birds of the crow family). As a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, she studied the development of causal reasoning in juvenile Eurasian jays. At University College Cork, Ireland she was a Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher where she studied proximate mechanisms of individual variation in cognitive abilities in great tits (Parus major).
Gabrielle is a British Trust for Ornithology Licenced bird ringer and a member of the British Ecological Society, The American Ornithology Society, and the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.