Dr Tammy Humphrey, Deputy Program Director Junior Science Olympiad
Tammy completed a Bachelor of Advanced Science with first class honours and a PhD in solid state physics (on the thermodynamics of low dimensional thermoelectrics) at UNSW.
She completed post-doctoral work at UNSW, UoW and the University of California Santa Cruz. Her last academic position was as a Marie Curie Incoming International fellow at the University of Geneva in 2006.
Returning to Australia, Tammy completed a Diploma of Education at Macquarie University and taught physics (HSC and Olympiad level) privately for several years while caring for young children. She has recently worked for a number of years at James Ruse Agricultural High School in Sydney teaching HSC physics and also teaches a unit in physics pedagogy for pre-service teachers at the Australian Catholic University.
My favourite science movie: Don’t look up. It’s bleak and terrifying – but provides a powerful emotive argument for taking science seriously. There’s no planet B!