Dr Jody McKerral (Fisher)

Research Fellow in Satellite Communication

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley (5.40)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Jody McKerral (Fisher) has a background in applied mathematics but has a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. She has investigated a range of physics related problems examining emergent properties and constraints of complex systems. Her diverse research has included the role turbulence plays in structuring ecosystem dynamics, assembly rules of microbiomes, the geometric biasing of diffusion, and is now focussed on electromagnetic systems. She undertook a Fulbright placement during her PhD with Albert-László Barabási at the Centre for Complex Network Research in Boston (Northeastern University). Jody's PhD research was supervised by Jim Mitchell (biophysics and systems biology), Jerzy Filar (mathematics), and Nima Dehmamy (physics). She is currently a research fellow under Saeed Rehman and Sam Drake working in satellite communications and space-based spectrum monitoring.


B.MusHH(Perf & Mus), M.Mus, BScH (Mathematics), PhD

Honours, awards and grants
  • Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar 2017
  • Australia & NZ Industrial and Applied Mathematics AF Pillow Scholarship 2017
  • Playford Trust PhD Scholarship 2016
  • World Conference on Natural Resource Modelling: best postgraduate presentation 2017
  • AFUW Graduate Women SA Centenary Bursary 2017
  • Flinders University Elaine Martin Travel Grant 2017
  • APA 2016
  • University Medal 2015
  • School of Biological Sciences Honours Scholarship 2015
  • Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Research Scholarship 2015
  • Max Clark Prize in Science and Engineering 2014
  • The Soroptimist International Southern Districts of Adelaide Prize for High Achieving Women 2014