Dr Rebecca Dean
Rebecca Dean is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the University of Oxford in the Department of Zoology.
Rebecca is an evolutionary biologist and has a first-class degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter and an MSc from the University of Oxford. Working with the “Wildlife Conservation Research Unit” (WildCRU) whilst applying for PhD’s, Rebecca went on to do a PhD at the University of Oxford in male ageing and sexual selection in fowl. After this Rebecca secured funds from The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) to stay with her PhD group as a postdoctoral research associate for a year, after which she did to a two year postdoctoral Fellowship at Upsala University, Sweden.
Further postdoctoral positions followed at University College London and at Monash University, Melbourne and data produced in Australia led to her being awarded a Discovery Early Career Research Associate Fellowship at Monash. Rebecca was then awarded a Marie Curie Independent Research Fellowship at University College London.
Now returning to her research after a four year career break, Rebecca is looking forward to retraining in the field of meta-analysis.
Her Fellowship is sponsored by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and her research project is entitled: Lightening the load: How female choice aids or hinders offspring care