Jodie grew up in Canberra, Australia. Her fascination with the ocean drew her to James Cook University in Townsville, where she completed a BSc (Honors; Marine Biology Advanced). Her Honors research focused on the recruitment of stripey snapper, Lutjanus carponotatus, to One Tree Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef. She began her PhD in 2015, under the supervision of Professor Michael Kingsford and Professor Eric Wolanski. Jodie’s PhD research will involve applying biophysical models to investigate the spatial scales of cubozoan jellyfish stocks and the source sink dynamics of cubozoan populations.
Principal supervisor: Dr Mike Kingsford
Co-supervisor: Dr Eric Wolanski