Sheridan Willis
PhD researcher


I am interested in evolutionary biology, particularly sexual conflict. Sexual reproduction produces conflict, resulting in a battle of the sexes. These may lead to co-evolutionary arms race between the sexes (inter-locus conflict), or it may lead to the sexes constraining each other (intra-locus). Previous work has focused on the former, whilst little attention has been paid to intra-locus sexual conflict. I hope with my research to gain new insights and a better understanding of how these conflicts may be resolved at the genomic level.

The research I conducted during my Masters allowed me to examine the effect of vitamin E supplementation with diet on aging and reproduction in the Australian field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Sexual Selection
  • Sexual Conflict
  • Gene Expression


2008 B.Sc (Hons) Zoology, Bangor University
2011 MSc in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology, University of Exeter

Contact details

AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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