Jenna Crowe-Riddell

Jenna Crowe-Riddell

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Jenna's research focuses on the evolution of cutaneous senses in sea snakes. Her research takes integrative approaches to understand the evolution of complex sensory traits. She completed her PhD in 2019, focusing on two major sensory systems mediated by the skin: the sense of touch (mechanoreception) and the rare ability to sense light in the skin (dermal photoreception).

Jenna's research focuses on the evolution of cutaneous senses in sea snakes. Her research takes integrative approaches to understand the evolution of complex sensory traits. She completed her PhD in 2019, focusing on two major sensory systems mediated by the skin: the sense of touch (mechanoreception) and the rare ability to sense light in the skin (dermal photoreception)

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship 2016, Fulbright, 8-10 months exchange in the USA

$42,100 over 2 years, Hermon-Slade Foundation, Tail photoreception: Discovering a novel sensory system in Australian sea snakes, awarded jointly with Dr Kate Sanders

$10,960Environment Institute Seed Grant, Tail photoreception: Discovering a novel sensory system in Australian sea snakes, awarded jointly with Dr Kate Sanders

$1000 travel grant, Carl Gans Fund, World Congress of Herpetology, the 8th Conference in Hangzhou, China 2016

$200 travel grant, Australian Society of Herpetology, Tasmania 2016 conference

$25,849 over 3 years, Australian Government, Australian Postgraduate Award

$1200 over 6 weeks, University of Adelaide, Summer Scholarship

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Evolution and conservation genetics of sea snakes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Amelia Rose Pointon
    2021 Co-Supervisor Reproduction and genital morphology of snakes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Megan Folwell
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Sea snake specialist group

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