The Marine Discovery Centre is delighted to announce Dr Zoe Doubleday as our new Patron. Zoe is passionate about connecting people to nature and now joins Chris Daniels and Karl Telfer as Patrons of the Marine Discovery Centre.
Zoe is a marine ecologist and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of South Australia. Her research spans marine and fisheries ecology, geochemistry, and animal biology with outcomes that support conservation, sustainable seafood production, and food security. Zoe is a passionate advocate for accessible science and everything she does is underpinned by her mission to ensure science is communicated to the media and public. Zoe has received multiple awards for her innovative marine research including the 2022 Agrifood Award from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 2021, Zoe became a Superstar of STEM – a title awarded by Science and Technology Australia. Superstars of STEM are high-profile, visible role models who support their community through public engagement and fostering an inclusive STEM community.