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Jodie L. Rummer

Professor of Marine Biology, James Cook University

Dr. Jodie Rummer is a Professor of Marine Biology in the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University in Townsville. From 2011 until 2022, she was also part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, also at JCU, where she had six consecutive years of competitive ARC fellowships. Jodie received the highly prestigious UNESCO-L’Oréal Women in Science Fellowship for Australia and New Zealand, is a TEDx speaker, was named one of Australia’s top 5 scientists under 40 by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Radio National, is an Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science (DIIS) Women in STEM ambassador, presented at the World Science Festival in Brisbane, and was the Queensland Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year in 2019. Dr. Rummer’s research combines marine biology and physiology to address issues important to conservation, namely the effects of climate change and other human-caused problems on fishes, including sharks and rays. Jodie also advocates for effective, accessible science communication, evidence-based decision-making, and diversity and equity in the STEM fields.


  • –present
    Associate Professor & Principal Research Fellow, James Cook University


  • 2010 
    University of British Columbia, PhD