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Judith Humphreys | Medicine and Dentistry | Young Scientist Award

 

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« 🌾 I am a dedicated researcher with a focus on the impacts of reef restoration processes and materials on coral-associated bacterial communities. My work has contributed to the optimization of reef restoration approaches globally. Currently, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Coral Nurture Program, I am exploring methods to enhance resilience in reef restoration practices.πŸ¦·πŸ“šπŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ

πŸŽ“ Qualifications

SSI Master Rescue Diver CPR and Oxygen Resuscitation RAID First Aid provider UTS Diving Coordinator

πŸ“š Scientific Publications

Strudwick, P., et al. (2022). “Impacts of nursery-based propagation and out-planting on coral-associated bacterial communities.” Coral Reefs, 41: 95-112. GonzΓ‘lez-Pech, R. A., et al. (2022). “Physiological factors facilitating the persistence of Pocillopora aliciae and Plesiastrea versipora in temperate reefs of south-eastern Australia under ocean warming.” Coral Reefs, 41(4), 1239-1253. Strudwick, P., et al. (2023). “Bacterial communities associated with corals out-planted on the Great Barrier Reef are inherently dynamic over space and time.” Marine Biology.

πŸ”¬ Research Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2023 – Present): Conducting studies on the Great Barrier Reef to optimize reef restoration practices and enhance resilience. PhD Candidate (2019 – 2023): Managed and implemented experiments on the Great Barrier Reef, resulting in a comprehensive thesis. Research Assistant (2019 – 2020): Assisted in coral sample collection and conducted laboratory processes for a funded project. Research Volunteer (2019): Contributed to coral larval rearing and microbiome manipulation at the National Sea Simulator. Researcher (2018): Completed an Honours project studying the endosymbionts of invertebrates.

🌏 Research Expeditions

Conducted various research expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef, leading and collaborating on projects related to coral propagation and out-planting.

πŸ“’ Science Communication and Social Impact

Engaged in science communication through media coverage, social media management for the Coral Nurture Program, and contributing to the Reefbites Blog.

πŸ—£ Presentations, Awards, and Conferences

Presented at conferences such as the Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference and the Royal Society of Biology Key Note. Awarded funding from organizations like the Great Barrier Reef Foundation Research Hub and Australian Coral Reef Society.

πŸ† Awarded Funding

Great Barrier Reef Foundation Research Hub Grant: AUD $20,000 Australian Coral Reef Society Terry Walker Award: AUD $4000 Burton Latimer United Educational Foundation Grants, Mars Assisted Reef Restoration System (MARRS) Grant, International Coral Reef Society Grant.

Judith Humphreys | Medicine and Dentistry | Young Scientist Award

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