Jodie Rummer earned her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC. Her Ph.D. thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Colin Brauner, focused on the evolution of oxygen uptake and delivery in fishes and the mechanisms used to maintain performance during stress.
Upon completing her Ph.D., Rummer worked with Prof. David J. Randall (emeritus, UBC), at the City University of Hong Kong as a Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2011) where she investigated the role of secondary circulatory systems during stress in fish. In 2011, she was awarded an Australian Research Council “Super Science Fellowship” at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS) at James Cook University (JCU). At the CoECRS, she is currently a Senior Research Fellow (Assistant Professor level in North America) and was just awarded an ARC Discovery Grant (early career) to fund the next 3 years of her research. Broadly, her research program addresses coral reef fish adaptation and the resilience of coral reef ecosystems to climate change.