Zoe Doubleday

Dr Zoe Doubleday

Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Zoe has built a research programme focused on the dual themes of marine ecology and science communication. She is particularly known for her research on cephalopods and "weedy" ecology, as well as using biominerals to unlock the environmental and biological histories of animals. Zoe’s aim is to build knowledge and develop solutions to address today’s pressing environmental challenges.

Zoe also trains scientists about how to boost the readership and readability of their scientific papers, presenting invited seminars both locally and internationally (see her interview in Nature about “How to write a first class paper” - www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02404-4).

For her commitment to science and excellence in science communication Zoe has received 15 awards: including a 2017 SA Young Tall Poppy Award and Thinkable's inaugural Peer Prize for Women in Science.

In 2018, Zoe was elected to the Board and Executive of Science & Technology Australia under the presidency of Prof Emma Johnston AO. STA is Australia’s peak body in science and tech and represents over 70,000 Australian scientists, as well as runs Superstars of STEM and Science Meets Parliament.

In early 2019, Zoe will join the Future Industries Institute (University of South Australia) to establish an inter-disciplinary research programme that is inspired by environmental challenges and responsive to the needs of industry and the community.

Speaking at Cuttlefest 2018. 


TV interview
Coverage of my research on ABC24 News
seafood futures
Chairing a public discussion on seafood futures
Science Meets Parliment
Co-chairing a networking session at Science Meets Parliament


A Night of Science
Participating in Inspiring South Australia's "A Night of Science"

In early 2019, I will be moving to the Future Industries Institute (University of South Australia). If you'd like to know about my latest research and science communication activities please check out my Twitter feed (@Zoe_Doubleday) and Google Scholar profile. 


  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Fellowship Barbara Kidman Fellowship University of Adelaide
    2017 Award South Australian Young Tall Poppy Award Australian Institute of Policy & Science
    2016 Research Award VC’s Women’s Research Excellence Award University of Adelaide
    2016 Recognition Peer Prize for Women in Science Thinkable.org
    2014 Teaching Award Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Science University of Adelaide
    2006 Scholarship Dr Joan Woodberry Postgraduate Fellowship for Women in Biosciences University of Tasmania
    2004 Achievement GW Paltridge Prize for Antarctic Studies University of Tasmania
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania Australia PhD
    University of Tasmania Australia Bachelor of Antarctic Studies (Honours)
    University of Tasmania Australia Bachelor of Science
  • Research Interests

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Effects of Climate Change on the Reproduction and Population of Octopuses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Qian Hui Qiaz Hua
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Linking Chemistry and Sclerochronology to Physiological Processes in Fish Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jasmin Carmel Amina Martino
    2013 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Tracking Trends in Hypoxia: A Freshwater Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Kayla Louise Gilmore
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The physiological responses of King George whiting to environmental parameters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nastaran Mazloumi
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Executive Committee (ECR representative) Science and Technology Australia Australia
    2016 - 2017 Representative Australian Marine Science Association (South Australia)
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Australian Science Communicators
    2016 - ongoing The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
    2016 - ongoing Member Australian Marine Science Association Australia
    2013 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Fish Biology
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83136587
  • Email: zoe.doubleday@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4364
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Darling, floor 1
  • Room: 1 18
  • Org Unit: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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