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Sally Le Page

Evolutionary biologist

fter growing up in the garden chasing after wildlife and watching David Attenborough documentaries, I studied Biological Sciences at Oxford for my undergraduate degree. I am now in the final year of a PhD in Interdisciplinary Bioscience looking at evolution and behaviour in fruit flies. In particular, I look at whether being related affects how individual flies interact with each other, and whether it affects the battle of the sexes.

After my PhD, I intend to work full-time in science communication and I have been involved in science media throughout my time at Oxford. I make my own YouTube videos – Shed Science -about biology (, I give public lectures at places like QEDcon and the Royal Institution (, I was Creator in Residence for General Electric ( and I currently have a science show – A Spot of Science – with Rooster Teeth (