Verena Schoepf

Research Fellow
University of Western Australia

West Perth, WA

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


Dr Verena Schoepf has been fascinated by tropical coral reefs since her childhood and studies how they are impacted by climate change. Her research aims to identify new mechanisms that may help coral reefs survive in a changing ocean.

A Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, she holds a PhD from The Ohio State University and both MS and BS degrees from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She is also a Research Program Leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Verena has published more than 25 papers and won several awards including the Presidential Fellowship of The Ohio State University and a WA Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

Verena is passionate about science communication and promoting women in STEM. She is a Superstar of STEM, TEDx speaker, and her career and research on “super corals” were featured in the 2016 documentary series “Ocean Heroines”.