Professor Nina Wedell
Professor of Evolutionary Biology/ Director of Research


Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder

I am an evolutionary biologist with research interests focused on the evolutionary ecology of sex. I have worked extensively on various aspects of sexual selection and sexual conflict, in particular on the role of selfish genetic elements in reproductive biology. I am the Academic lead for the Behaviour research group.

Latest news: Hear Professor Nina Wedell on NERC‘s Planet Earth podcast talking about why female promiscuity may keep a population viable. Nina‘s work on fruit flies demonstrates that so-called sperm competition controls the number of selfish genes in a population and stops species from going extinct.


1997 DSc (Stockholm)
1993 PhD (Stockholm)
1986 MSc (Stockholm)
1984 BSc (Stockholm)


2011-present Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder
Professor of Evolutionary Biology
Royal Society University Research Fellow: University of Exeter
2000-2004 Royal Society University Research Fellow: School of Biology, University of Leeds
1996-1999 Research Fellow: (Swedish Natural Sciences Research Council), Department of Zoology, University of Stockholm
1993-1996 Postdoctoral research fellow (Swedish Natural Sciences Research
Council): University of Liverpool


Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 371863
AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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