Dr Eleanor Bath

Biological Sciences
Junior Research Fellow


BSc (Adv)/BA (University of New South Wales, Australia), DPhil (Oxford)

Academic Background

I studied a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where I majored in biology, international relations, and history (2007-2011). I then came to Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship to do a DPhil in Zoology, where I studied female aggression in flies (2012-2016).    

Undergraduate teaching

Evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology

Research Interests

Evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, sexual selection, female aggression


Bath, E., Bowden, S., Peters, C., Reddy, A., Tobias, J.A., Easton-Calabria, E., Seddon, N., Goodwin, S.F., and Wigby, S. (2017) 'Sperm and sex peptide stimulate aggression in female Drosophila'. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 154.
Bath, E., Wigby, S., Vincent, C., Tobias, J.A., and Seddon, N. (2015) ‘Condition, not eyespan, predicts contest outcome in female stalk-eyed flies, Teleopsis dalmanni’. Ecology and Evolution 5(9), 1826-1836.
Cassidy, E.J., Bath, E., Chenoweth, S.F., and Bonduriansky, R. (2014) ‘Sex-specific patterns of morphological diversification: evolution of reaction norms and static allometries in neriid flies’. Evolution 68, 368-383.
Bath, E., Tatarnic, N., and Bonduriansky, R. (2012) ‘Asymmetric reproductive isolation and interference in neriid flies: the roles of genital morphology and behaviour’. Animal Behaviour 84(6), 1331-1339.
Byrnes, A. and Bath, E. (2008) ‘Violence against Women, the Obligation of Due Diligence, and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – Recent Developments’. Human Rights Law Review 8(3), 517-533.


Australian Rules Football, Cricket, Hockey.