Danielle Asson

PhD candidate
James Cook University
Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Pint of Science Australia

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Outreach activities
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a PhD candidate at James Cook University. My thesis uses statistical modeling to identify patterns in reef fish and soft-bottom community structure, and how those patterns relate to environmental characteristics on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the management implications of this research. Science communication is my passion, and in my future career I'd like to be making different SciComm activities as diverse and inclusive as possible (e.g. having Auslan interpreters). I also adore all cats.

Recent science communication experience:

JCU Science Communication Society                                                         

  • Current Treasurer                                                          July 2019 - present
  • Creator, and President                                                 July 2018-July 2019

Pint of Science Australia

  • Senior National Diversity and Inclusion Officer                             Present
  • National Diversity and Inclusion Officer                                2018 – 2019
  • Townsville volunteer                                                                           2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Marine Science (ATSIMS)

  • ATSIMS volunteer                                                                       May 2019
  • ATSIMS Ambassador                                                                  May 2018

March for Science

  • National organization treasurer                                      Jan 2018 – Present
  • Townsville lead organizer                                          Jan 2018 – June 2018
  • Townsville lead organizer                                          Jan 2017 – June 2017