Dr David Hosken in the lab working with dung flies

Dr David Hosken in the lab working with dung flies

Professor David Hosken
Professor of Evolutionary Biology


I am an evolutionary biologist with broad interests, but I am primarily interested in sexual selection and sexual conflict. I have worked on sperm competition, developmental instability, inbreeding, metabolism, reproduction, signalling, the genetics of sexual selection, immunity and inter- and intra-locus sexual conflict. I am a member of the Evolution research group and am based in Cornwall.


1992 BSc University of Western Australia
1998 PhD University of Western Australia


2010-present Chair in Evolutionary Biology
2010-2014 Director of the Centre for Ecology and Conservation
2004-2010 Reader in Evolution, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK
1999-2004 Assistant, Zoological Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1999 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Chicago, USA
1999 Alexander Von Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Konstanz, Germany
1997-1998 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 371843
Fax+44 (0)1326 371829
BuildingPeter Lanyon
AddressCollege of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus
Treliever Road
TR10 9FE

Back | Top of page | Edit Profile | Refresh page