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Leader, Science Communication Teaching Program, The University of Melbourne

Dr Jen Martin spent many years working as a field ecologist until she decided the most useful thing she could contribute as a scientist was to teach other scientists how to be effective and engaging communicators. Jen founded and leads the University of Melbourne's acclaimed Science Communication Teaching Program. She also practises what she preaches: for 15 years she’s been talking about science each week on 3RRR radio, she writes for a variety of publications, hosts podcasts and MCs events. Jen was named the 2019 Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication, received the 2020 University of Melbourne David White Award for Teaching Excellence and is a member of the Homeward Bound Teaching Faculty.


  • 2006–present
    Lecturer, University of Melbourne