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Rob Brooks

Rob Brooks

The Grand Challenges Program is led by Scientia Professor Rob Brooks.

A self-described ‘evolutionary biologist who thinks about sex for a living’, Rob also directs UNSW’s Evolution and Ecology Research Centre. He and his research group study how sex shapes the lives of humans and other animals, including mate choice, the biology of ageing, and the links between sex, diet, obesity and death. 

He has won prizes for his research and his writing, including Sex, Genes & Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution has Shaped the Modern World, and has become an advocate of evolutionary research as a means of better understanding both nature and the human condition.

Visit Rob's faculty page for more information, and watch his talk "Life in a post-truth world" in this video recorded live at UNSOMNIA.