People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.


Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution


Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

Coral Reef Studies

From 2005 to 2022, the main node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies was headquartered at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland (Australia)

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Career paths: negotiating twists and turns


Friday, April 15th 2016 - 11:00 to 12:00 hrs.

Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) - Room 106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville
Jenny Martin
Jenny Martin

How does a young person develop a career in science? What helps? What hinders? What are the traps? What are the odds? Find out one person’s story of negotiating the academic maze.


Professor Jenny Martin is a Professor of Structural Biology and Drug Discovery who recently moved from the University of Queensland to Griffith University to take on the role of Director, Eskitis Drug Discovery Institute. She trained as a pharmacist in Melbourne, undertook her DPhil at Oxford University and her postdoctoral research at Rockefeller University (New York). Jenny is a recent Australian Laureate Fellow with the Australian Research Council (ARC), and has previously held Research Fellowships with the ARC and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Jenny is the recipient of many honours including the ASBMB Roche Medal, the Queensland Smart Women Smart State Research Scientist Award, and the Women in Biotech Outstanding Biotechnology Achievement Award. Jenny was one of three finalists in the 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Mentor of the Year Leadership Award. She is passionate about gender equity and was a founding member of the SAGE (Science Australia Gender Equity) Steering Committee that is now running a pilot of the UK Athena SWAN Program in Australia. She is currently a member of the NHMRC Women in Health Sciences Committee. Jenny is one of nine children and is married to the most patient man in the world.

Follow Jenny on Twitter: @Jenny_STEM

Learn more about Jenny on Wikipedia: Jennifer L. Martin

Visit Jenny’s blog: cubistcrystal


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