Jenny Fisher

University of Wollongong

Wollongong, NSW

Contact me for

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


The thin layer of air that blankets the Earth provides the oxygen we breathe, the carbon that fuels our agriculture, and the warmth we need to survive. But what happens when human activities change the composition of the air? This question is at the heart of Dr Jenny Fisher's research. As a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong's Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, her work centres on investigating the sources, chemistry, and impacts of air pollution across the globe. Her research interests span a range of atmospheric compounds (including mercury, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and organic compounds), and her work has taken her to environments as diverse as the Arctic, the Southeast US, and now Australia. She holds a PhD from Harvard University (2011) and a Bachelor of Science from the California Institute of Technology (2005), and previously held a Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wollongong (2012-2015). In 2016, Jenny was the recipient of a L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship. Jenny uses computer models throughout her work and is passionate about increasing public understanding of models and computer literacy. She has given public talks on the use of models, developed free curriculum to teach computing to undergraduates, and designed a summer research program for women in computational science. Alongside her peer-reviewed publications, Jenny regularly writes for The Conversation and other non-technical venues to share atmospheric modelling research with a wider public audience.