Faculty of Science

David Coall

David Coall
BPsych; BSc (Hons); PhD

My honours year research applied evolutionary theory to the understanding of a woman's reproductive development and timing.

Being offered an Australian Postgraduate Award gave me the opportunity to conduct a project that extended my research to examine factors that influenced birth weight and placental weight of a woman's first child. 

UWA and the School of Anatomy and Human Biology provided a unique opportunity to carry out my research.  Nowhere else in Australia do you have the discipline-specific knowledge necessary to conduct this research, held by a group of academics keen to support a unique interdisciplinary study.

At the start of 2006 I began a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for Cognitive and Decision Science in the Institute of Psychology at the University of Basel in Switzerland.