Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin is best-known for her scientific research and popular science writing on jellyfish.
Her first book Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean held at number one on Amazon in two categories for over four months and made the cover feature of the New York Review of Books. Her second book Jellyfish: A Natural History also did well. Both were translated into multiple languages and are still in print. She is currently finishing her memoir about 18 months as a homeless person.
Lisa was diagnosed on the autism spectrum in 2010, and has been active in disability awareness. In her spare time, she can still be found along the coastlines of the world discovering new species: currently she has notched up 216 new species of jellyfish, plus one dolphin.