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Dr Tim Fawcett

Dr Tim Fawcett

Dr Tim Fawcett
BSc(Bristol), PhD(Cantab)

Senior Research Fellow

Area of research

Evolution of animal behaviour

Office Life Sciences: 2B07
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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+44 (0) 117 39 41412


I am a biologist studying the evolution of animal behaviour, using a combination of theory and simple experiments. I am currently at the University of Bristol in the UK, based in the Modelling Animal Decisions (MAD) group.

My current research centres on four main topics:

  • Decision making: How is behaviour constrained by the evolved mechanisms underlying it?
  • Mate choice: How do animals choose mates in an uncertain environment?
  • Aggression: How do animals resolve conflicts in an uncertain environment?
  • Sex ratios: What is the interplay between sexual selection and sex allocation?

Full details about my research can be found on my personal webpage.


2010-present - ERC-funded Research Fellow, University of Bristol

2006-2009 - NWO-ALW Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2006-2008 - Lecturer in Biostatistics,University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2004-2005 - Lecturer in Theoretical Biology, University of Bristol

2003-2004 - NWO-ALW Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Groningen, the Netherlands


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