Dr Zoe Doubleday

ARC Future Fellow

University of South Australia

I am a research scientist and I lead the MARIS lab at the University of South Australia. My research spans marine ecology, fisheries, and animal biology with outcomes that support conservation, sustainable seafood production, and food security. I work with geoscientists to develop innovative tools to track animal movement and the provenance of food products and I am an internationally recognised expert on octopus and other cephalopods.

Everything I do is underpinned by my mission to ensure science is not hidden behind closed doors but is communicated to You and Your community. I am passionate about science communication and storytelling and I work regularly with radio, TV, and print media in Australia and overseas. I strive to increase the readability and readership of what scientists write through research and education. I write for The Conversation, and I am a keynote speaker at events ranging from arts festivals, public lecture series, academic fora, and career development workshops. 

Sponsoring and empowering the next generation of STEM professionals, particularly women and other underrepresented groups, is core to my work and I’m proud to represent early career researchers on national committees and boards. 

I have received 19 awards including the 2022 Agrifood Award from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering for my innovative research and outstanding contribution to the fisheries sector.

If you would like to know more about what I do, or have an opportunity to work together, please get in touch by email or check out my social media profiles (Twitter @Zoe_Doubleday, Instagram @drzoedoubleday).

Dr Zoe Doubleday is a Superstar of STEM.