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Lisa-ann Gershwin

Research scientist, University of Tasmania

Dr Gershwin is the author of “Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean” and “Jellyfish: A Natural History”, as well as co-creator of The Jellyfish App. In addition, she has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers, appeared in numerous feature articles and documentaries, and discovered more than 200 new species in five phyla.


  • 2022–present
    PhD Student, University of Tasmania
  • 2011–2019
    Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2009–2010
    Head of Science, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery


  • 2005 
    James Cook University, PhD in Marine Biology


Fulbright Fellow