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ARC Future Fellow and marine biologist, University of South Australia

I am a marine biologist and ecologist and I lead the MARIS research lab at the University of South Australia ( My mission is to ensure science is not hidden behind closed doors but rather communicated to the media and public.

If you’d like to know more about the marine environment, sustainable seafood, science communication or women in STEM please get in touch or check out my profiles on Twitter (@Zoe_Doubleday) and Instagram (@maris_labs).

Or read further below for a peek at some of my current research projects and skills:

- Over the past 10 years, I have used chemical fingerprints locked within the hard mineralised tissues of marine animals to understand how they move around, where they come from, and how the environment changes around them.
- For my ARC Future Fellowship and I’ve taken these skills in marine ecology and geochemistry to the area of food provenance, particularly the provenance of seafood. By tracking the provenance of seafood, we can help combat seafood fraud and illegal fishing that is reducing the sustainability of our fisheries and their ability produce protein for millions of people.
- I have over 10 years experience working with octopus and other cephalopods, to support their conservation and sustainable management. The lab has currently several ongoing projects on cephalopod biology and fisheries.
- I investigate how to boost the readability and readership of what scientists write, particularly peer-reviewed publications. My goal is to not only boost public engagement in science, but support the next generation of STEM professionals to communicate with impact.


  • 2020–present
    ARC Future Fellow, University Of South Australia
  • 2019–2019
    Research Fellow, University Of South Australia
  • 2016–2018
    Research Fellow, University of Adelaide


  • 2009 
    University of Tasmania, PhD


South Australian Young Tall Poppy, Peer Prize for Women in Science, Superstar of STEM