Associate Professor Devi Stuart-Fox is an international expert on animal behaviour. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies, studying the evolution of naturally and sexually selected colour signals in lizards at the University of Queensland. Having developed a fascination for the evolution of animal visual signals, she then carried out a postdoctoral research project at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa on colour change in dwarf chameleons. She spent four years in South Africa, then moved to Melbourne to take up an ARC postdoctoral fellowship and faculty position at the University of Melbourne. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and ARC Australian Research Fellow (2010-2014). Her innovative work has been published in high-profile international journals, and was recently recognised by the award of a L'Oreal-UNESCO International Special Fellowship, an honour awarded annually to a woman researcher who, in the 10 years since receiving an early-career fellowship, has demonstrated excellence and determination in her pursuit of a career in research.