Leigh Simmons is Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Western Australia. He studied at the University of Nottingham where he received his PhD in 1986. After holding a research fellowship at the University of Liverpool UK, he moved to Australia in 1995 to take up his current position in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Western Australia. His research interests lie in the evolution of reproductive behaviour, physiology and morphology in both vertebrate and invertebrate animals. He has published more than 350 scientific articles and five academic books. He is currently Editor-in Chief of Behavioral Ecology, and has been an Editor of Advances in the Study of Behavior since 2009. He held a prestigious Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship from 2005–2009, is a recipient of the Zoological Society of London’s Scientific Medal, the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Medal, and was elected to the Australian Academy in 2009.