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Dr David Waynforth

Associate Professor

Level 3, Building 5, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University

Professional biography

Associate Professor David Waynforth received his training and doctorate in biological anthropology, with fieldwork experience in Belize, Central America. After completing his PhD at the University of New Mexico in the US in 1999, he was a visiting associate professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, in Kyoto, Japan, before taking up a lectureship in psychology at Durham University in the UK. In 2006 he moved to the University of East Anglia Medical School, where he integrated evolutionary approaches to studying behaviour and health into the MBBS degree curriculum. In June 2012 he began his current role as Associate Professor of Social Sciences at Bond University Medical School.


  • BSc in Biological Anthropology, 1992 University College London, UK
  • PhD in Biological Anthropology, 1999 University of New Mexico, USA
  • MSc in Biological Anthropology, 1995 University of New Mexico, USA