Assoc/Prof Debra Judge
Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, School of
- Contact details
- School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
The University of Western Australia (M309)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 3304
- +61 8 6488 1051
- MS PhD Calif.
- Key research
- Family well-being in rural Timor-Leste.
- The socioecology of family living species (including humans).
- Life history theory and comparative ecology. Comparative biodemography of lifespan. Intergenerational transfers,
- Human behavioural ecology.
- Spencer PR, KA Sanders, P Canisio Amaral & DS Judge 2016. Household resources and seasonal patterns of child growth in rural Timor-Leste. Am J Hum Biol. DOI 10.1002/ajhb.22916
Burns BL and DS Judge 2016. The varied path to adulthood: Plasticity in developmental timing of hylobatids. Am J Primatol 78:610-625.
Dooley HM, Judge DS 2014. Kloss gibbons (Hylobates klossii) behavior facilitates the avoidance of human predation in the Peleonan forest, Siberut Island, Indonesia. Amer J. Primatology online Oct 2014. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22345
Sanders KA, Judge DS, Pauli N, Canisio-Amaral P, Schmitt LH. 2014. The Influence of sex, age and season on child growth in Ossu sub-district, Timor Leste, 2009-2012. In: Understanding Timor Leste 2013 Vol II. Loney, H, da Silva HB, Mendes NC, da Costa Ximenes A,and Fernandes C (Eds). Swinburne Press pp 190-198
Dooley, HM, DS Judge, L Schmitt (2013). Singing by male and female Kloss gibbons (Hylobates klossii)in the Peleonan Forest, Siberut Island, Indonesia. Primates 54(1): Online publication 2012 doi:10.1007/s10329-012-0326-2
Milne, FH and DS Judge 2012. A novel quantitative approach to women's reproductive strategies. PLoS One 7(10)e46760. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046760.
Judge, DS, KA Sanders, N Reghupathy, PC Amaral, L Schmitt (2012). Family influences on long-term and short-term growth in Ossu area, Timor-Leste. In: Peskiza foun kona ba/ Novas investigações sobre / New research on/ Penelitian baru mengenai Timor-Leste. M. Leach, N. Canas Mendes, AB da Silva, B. Boughton and A. da Costa Ximenes, Eds. Hawthorn: Swinburne Press, 2012, 395pp.(Refereed proceedings of the Timor-Leste Studies Association's "Communicating New Research on Timor-Leste" Conf. (June 30- July 1 2011). pp 242-248.
Reghupathy, N, DS Judge, KA Sanders, PC Amaral, LH Schmitt 2012. Child size and household characteristics in rural Timor-Leste. American Journal of Human Biology 24(1):35-41. DOI 10.1002/ajhb.21232
Milne FH, Judge DS, Preen, DB, Weinstein, P. 2011. Early life environment, life history and risk of endometrial cancer. Medical Hypotheses 77:626-632. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.07.001.
Burns,B., HM Dooley and DS Judge 2011. Social dynamics modify behavioiural development in captive white-cheeked (Nomascus leucogenys) and silvery (Hylobates moloch) gibbons. Primates 52:271-277. doi: 10.1007/s10329-011-0247-5.
Weinstein, P., DS Judge and S Carver 2011. Biological and cultural coevolution and emerging infectious disease: Ross River virus in Australia. Medical Hypotheses 76:893-896. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2011.03.001
Milne, F and DS Judge 2010. Brothers delay menarche and the onset of sexual activity in their sisters. Proc. Royal Soc. B 278:417-423. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1377
Milne, F. and DS Judge 2009. Birth order influences reproductive measures in Australians. Human Nature 20(3):294-316.
Dooley, HM and DS Judge 2007. Vocal responses of captive gibbons to a mate change in a pair of
white-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys). Folia Primatologica 78:228-239.
Burton, T., B. Knott, D. Judge, P. Vercoe, and A. Brearley, 2007. Embryonic and Juvenile Attachment Structures in Cherax cainii [Decapoda: Parastacidae]: Implications for Maternal Care. American Midland Naturalist 157:127-136.
Carey JR and DS Judge 2006. Life span extension in humans is self-reinforcing: A general theory of longevity. In: Jean-Marie Robine, Eileen Crimmins, Shiro Horiuchi and Zeng Yi, EDS Human Longevity, Individual Life Duration, and the Growth of the Oldest-Old Population. International Studies in Population Demography, Aging and Geriatrics/Gerontology Volume 4. Springer Netherlands pp: 57-81.
Judge, DS 2003. Primate Demography. In: Encyclopedia of Population. Demeny, Paul, and Geoffrey McNicoll, eDS New York: Macmillan References, USA.
Judge, DS 2001. Reply to Hawkes, O’Connell and Blurton Jones “Hunting and Nuclear Families.” Current Anthropology 42(5):699.
Carey, JR. and DS Judge, 2001. Life span extension in humans is self-reinforcing: A general theory of longevity. Population and Development Review 27(3):411-436.
Carey, JR. and DS Judge 2001. Principles of biodemography with special reference to human longevity. Population 13(1): 9-40.
Carey, JR. and DS Judge 2000. Longevity Records: Life spans of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish. University Odense Press, Odense Denmark.
Judge, DS and Carey, JR. 2000. Postreproductive life predicted by primate patterns. J. Gerontology: Biological Sciences 55A(4):B201-209.
Carey, JR. and DS Judge 2000. Mortality dynamics of aging. Generations 24(1):19-24.
Judge, DS 1996. Inheritance. In: Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, Vol 2. D. Levinson and M. Ember, eds Lakeville, CT: Henry Holt Publishers. Pp 348-352.
Judge, DS 1995. American Legacies and the Variable Life Histories of Women and Men. Human Nature 6(4):291-323.
Hrdy, S. Blaffer and DS Judge 1993. Darwin and the Puzzle of Primogeniture: An Essay on Biases in Parental Investment after Death. Human Nature 4(1):1-45.
Judge, DS and S. Blaffer Hrdy 1992. Allocation of accumulated resources among close kin: Inheritance in Sacramento, California 1890-1984. Ethology and Sociobiology 13(5-6):495-522. (Now Evolution and Human Behavior)
- Roles, responsibilities and expertise
- Family dynamics and child growth in East Timor
Social dynamics in families & health effects
Socio-ecology of rural East Timorese families
Primate social behaviour
reproductive ecology of birds and mammals
- Future research
- Family well-being in rural Timor-Leste
Life history and health outcomes
Allocare & cooperative breeding in Timor-Leste
Roles of grandmothers and other helpers in Western Australia
- Funding received
- Australian Research Council
Univ. Western Australia
National Institutes of Health (USA)
Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research
- functional French, basic Spanish, basic Tetun
- Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society)
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Australian Population Association
Australasian Society for Human Biology
Australian Primate Society
International Society for the Scientific Study of Population
- Honours and awards
- German American Academic Fellow 1997-98
Finalist AUTC "Team teaching in first year" 2004
- Previous positions
- Assistant Professor, UWA 2010-2014
Teaching and Research Fellow, UWA 2002-2010
Professional Research Ecologist, Univ California Davis
- Coordinator ANHB 3315: Human Evolutionary Ecology
Coordinator ANHB 2215: Biological Anthropology: Human Variation
ANHB 3321: lecturer (demograph)
Primates & Human Evolution (in ANHB1101)
Human Behaviour (ANHB1102)
Population Growth, Evol of Menopause (ANHB 2216)
- Current external positions
- University of Western Australia Academic Staff Association (Executive)
Editorial Board Cogent Psychology
Consulting Editor, Human Nature
- Current projects
- Influences on family well-being in rural Timor-Leste.
Influences of intergenerational support on Western Australian women's reproductive timing and fertility.
Early life experience, reproductive careers, and women's health
- Research profile
Research profile and publications