I am Deputy Head of College (Previously Head of Department) and have two kittens. I am interested in the theory that humans wanting to care for cats is due to a brain infection that causes mice to not run away from cats, making them easier to catch. You can hear about it here in the you tube click at the bottom of the page (http://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-there-a-disease-that-makes-us-love-cats-jaap-de-roode).
I can be found in room 807– turn right after going through the double doors by the lift, and my office is pretty much in front of you.
To see Mark’s Swansea University staff page click here
To see the TED talk Mark mentions on how cats infect our brains see below: