Bob Wong


I am gay and I am a behavioural and evolutionary ecologist.//

I am a Professor and the Deputy Head of the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University, Australia. I was born in Singapore and migrated to Australia when I was six years old. I’ve loved animals and plants since I was a kid, and kept fish and orchids and carnivorous plants as a hobby. Given my childhood interests, becoming a biologist seemed like an obvious career choice. Meeting scientists from diverse backgrounds early in my career journey gave me something to aspire towards, and taught me the power of visibility and representation in STEM. I’m hoping to pay it forward.

Twitter: @BBM_Wong, Instagram: @bobbmwong