Jen Martin

Head of Science Communication
University of Melbourne
Radio Broadcaster
3RRR Community Radio
Science Communication Onboard Facilitator
Homeward Bound
Board member
Australasian Dark Sky Alliance

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Dr Jen Martin spent many years working as a field ecologist until she decided the most useful thing she could contribute as a scientist was to teach other scientists how to be effective and engaging communicators. Jen founded and leads the University of Melbourne's acclaimed Science Communication Teaching Program. She is deeply committed to helping scientists develop the skills they need to be visible, make connections and have impact. Jen is a Homeward Bound Faculty member and was part of the largest all-woman expedition to Antarctica in 2019.

Jen also practises what she preaches: for nearly 15 years she’s been talking about science each week on 3RRR, Australia’s largest community radio station, she writes a popular science blog, is a member of the Science Gallery Melbourne Leonardos and writes for CSIRO's Double Helix Magazine. In order to face the imposter syndrome head-on, Jen is currently embracing a variety of new challenges. These include hosting medical podcasts, writing a science communication textbook and running marathons. She was named the 2019 Unsung Hero of Science Communication