Jen Martin

Leader, Science Communication Teaching Program
University of Melbourne
Radio Broadcaster
3RRR Community Radio
Science Communication and Visibility Faculty
Homeward Bound
Board member
Australasian Dark Sky Alliance
Podcast Host
Let's Talk SciComm

Melbourne, VIC

Contact me for

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


Associate Professor Jen Martin spent many years working as a field ecologist until she decided the most useful thing she could do was teach other scientists how to be effective and engaging communicators. Jen founded and leads the University of Melbourne's acclaimed Science Communication Teaching Program and hosts the Let’s Talk SciComm podcast.

She also practises what she preaches: for 16 years she’s been talking about science each week on 3RRR radio, writes for a variety of publications and MCs events. Jen was named the 2019 Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication and is a member of the Homeward Bound Teaching Faculty. Jen’s first popular science book, ‘Why am I like this? The science behind your weirdest thoughts and habits’ will be published in 2022.