Julia Day


Julia is an Associate Professor with interests in evolutionary biology, systematics and biodiversity. Her early career was in the field of vertebrate palaeontology, and she later retrained in molecular biology. Her Ph.D. was joint with UCL and The Natural History Museum, London, where she remains a Scientific Associate. She has been awarded two independent fellowships from the EU and the Royal Society, and has previously worked at the University of Cambridge, Konstanz University and Imperial College, before re-joining UCL.

Academic history

2015 Associate Professor, University College London

2007 Lecturer in Environmental Biology, University College London

2007-2008 Dorothy Hodgkins Royal Society Fellow, University College London

2004-2007 Dorothy Hodgkins Royal Society Fellow, Imperial College London

2002-2004 Marie Curie Individual Fellow, University of Konstanz, Germany

2000-2002 Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge


2000 Ph.D. Zoology, University of London (University College London)

1995 B.Sc. Geology, University of Bristol


Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

University College London

Darwin Building

Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

United Kingdom