Winthrop Professor, Neuroecology Group, University of Western Australia

David works in the School of Animal Biology at the University of Western Australia. He has co-authored two books: 'The Genetic Basis of Development' and 'Purple Secret: Genes,‘Madness’, and the Royal Houses of Europe'. Prior to working in Australia, David lived in England.


  • –present
    Winthrop Professor, The University of Western Australia


  • 1967 
    University of Sheffield, PhD Genetics
  • 1964 
    University of Sheffield, BSc Hons Zoology

Research Areas

  • Genetics (0604)
  • Vision Science (111303)
  • Animal Cell And Molecular Biology (060802)