Jodie Rummer is an Associate Professor at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (JCU), where she combines marine biology and comparative physiology to address issues important to conservation. Specifically she studies the effects of climate change and other human-caused problems on sharks, rays and other fishes.
After a BSc and MSc in the USA, Jodie completed a PhD at the University of British Columbia in Canada followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Hong Kong. Once at JCU, Jodie secured six consecutive years of competitive ARC fellowships. She also received the highly prestigious UNESCO-L’Oréal Women in Science Fellowship for Australia and New Zealand and was named one of Australia’s top 5 scientists under 40 by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio National. Jodie also advocates for effective science communication and diversity in STEM fields.
Jodie Rummer appears with thanks to Community Partner James Cook University.