David Bainbridge is a clinical veterinary anatomist at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St Catharine’s College. He trained as a veterinary surgeon at Cambridge while also studying for a degree in zoology. After qualifying as a vet, he spent one year in full-time clinical practice before studying for a PhD in reproductive biology and embryology in the Institute of Zoology at Regent's Park Zoo, London. Between that and his current job he studied the immunology of human and animal pregnancy at the University of Oxford and the Royal Veterinary College. He is still active in part-time clinical work.
Bainbridge is the author of A Visitor Within: The Science of Pregnancy, The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives, Beyond the Zonules of Zin: A Tour Guide to Your Simple Brain, Teenagers: A Natural History, Middle Age: A Natural History and Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape. He has made many appearances on radio and television, written for New Scientist, The Times and La Recherche and been invited to give talks around the world. He lives in Suffolk with his wife and three children.