Current Students

Neil Page, PhD 2018-
       Co-supervisor: Stephen Wilson
Kate Sneesby, Honours 2018
       Co-supervisor: Clare Murphy
Jesse Greenslade, PhD 2015-
       Co-supervisor: Clare Murphy
Beata Bukosa
, PhD 2015-
       Primary supervisor: Nicholas Deutscher


Max Desservettaz, PhD 2014-2018, now researcher at CSIRO
Neil Page,
 Masters of Research, 2017, now PhD Student at University of Wollongong
Jordan Capnerhurst, Honours, 1st Class (Env. Sci.), 2016, now at NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

Kaitlyn Lieschke, Honours, 1st Class (Chemistry) 2015, now Consultant at Ramboll
Iris Dion, Research Assistant 2016, now PhD student at Meteo-France
Christopher Roulston, Research Assistant 2015, now Masters Student at UOW
Matthew Rees, Summer Scholar 2015-16, now PhD Student at University of Melbourne

I am always looking for motivated students interested in applying their skills to atmospheric chemistry modelling. Previous experience with computer programming is useful but not necessary, and I am open to enquiries from students with a background in chemistry, earth science, environmental science, math, physics, computer science (and possibly others!). Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

PhD. I am able to accept at most 1 new PhD student each year (as primary supervisor). Prospective students should contact me before applying for admission and funding via the UOW Graduate Research School (due in mid-October). If you are interested in applying, please email me with subject “Prospective PhD Application” and include (1) a cover letter; (2) a short statement of research interests and any prior research experience, including contributions to any presentations or publications; (3) transcripts from undergraduate and (if relevant masters) degrees; (4) contact information for two academic references. For reasons of equity, all applications received by 15 June will be reviewed at the same time (for autumn session start). For mid-year start, please contact me directly to discuss options.

Honours/MRes. I typically supervise 1-2 UOW honours students from Chemistry or Environmental Science per year. If you are a UOW student interested in an honours project in atmospheric chemistry, please email me to arrange a meeting. If you are a non-UOW student interested in pursuing Honours or MRes at UOW, contact me as early as possible so that we can discuss possibilities.

Undergraduate Research. I am always open to enquiries from undergraduates interested in research, either during the session or over the summer. Please email me to discuss possible opportunities. I can typically come up with projects to suit students with different backgrounds and levels of experience. Depending on individual circumstances, students may be able to receive coursework credit or wages for participating in research.

Other opportunities in the Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry can be found at

About Me

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Since October 2015, I have been a lecturer/senior lecturer in the Schools of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Chemistry at the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia. From October 2012-2015, I was a postdoc in the School of Chemistry at UOW. I grew up in Humboldt County, California, a beautiful rural area of northern California in heart of the redwoods. After high school, I spent a year as a Rotary exchange student in Grenoble, France, a beautiful town in the middle of the French Alps. I returned to the U.S. to attend Caltech (the California Institute of Technology) in Pasadena, California, where I obtained a degree in planetary science. I next found myself in London, England, first as an exchange student and then again for six months after graduation. After a brief stint in Washington, D.C. exploring the world of science policy, I headed to Cambridge, Massachusetts to complete my PhD in atmospheric chemistry at Harvard University.

I now live in the beautiful beachside suburb of North Wollongong (80 km south of Sydney) with my husband Dr Richard Cook, who works at the University of Wollongong in the Research Services Office. Outside of work, we are most likely to be found scuba diving, cycling, triathloning, hiking, paddle boarding, exploring Australia, and discovering new places.

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© Jenny Fisher 2013