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Season 1, Episode 7
Marine Ecosystems with Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas
Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas was awarded the Australian of the Year in 2020 for Tasmania and joined Catherine to speak about her amazing and unique PhD journey.. a PhD that almost didn’t happen.
I was increasingly engaged with trying to connect better.. Connect science to policy and decision-making for conservation
Growing up Jess cultivated a love of the ocean and ecosystems. After winning a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford Uni, Jess’ PhD journey almost ended there. But after returning home and working in a scuba shop, she was found by her old university supervisor, which put her back on her PhD pathway.
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