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Dr ROBIN BAKER is a novelist, popular science writer, lecturer and broadcaster. A best-selling author in the field of sexual biology, his books have been translated into 27 different languages. These include the international bestseller Sperm Wars which was based on his own lab’s original research on human sexuality. He has also published around 100 scientific papers and articles and his work and ideas on the evolution of human behaviour have been featured in many radio and television programmes around the world.

Born in Wiltshire, England, in 1944, Robin Baker grew up in the small village of Manningford Bruce in the Vale of Pewsey. Between the ages of 11 and 18 he attended the nearby Marlborough Grammar School where 30 years earlier, the author William Golding had also been educated.

After obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Zoology, then a PhD, at the University of Bristol, Robin Baker lectured in Zoology at the Universities of first Newcastle-upon-Tyne and then Manchester where, in 1981, he became Reader in Zoology in the School of Biological Sciences. In 1996 he left academic life to concentrate on his career in writing and broadcasting.

Since 2002 he has lived in the Alpujarras, the foothills of the Spanish Sierra Nevada, with his partner Elizabeth Oram and their family. He has six children, three grandchildren (and far too many cats.)

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