I work for The Nature Conservancy's Asia Pacific program. I make educational posters, websites, films, online stories, donor reports and logos. I recently coordinated the Nature's Leading Women week: training and celebrating 32 women leaders from the Pacific and northern Australia.
In 2016, I illustrated and co-wrote the children's insect book 'The Little Things that Run the City'. It was published by the City of Melbourne and launched at the Melbourne Museum in 2017. You can read it here!
In 2016, I worked as a Science Communicator with Bush Heritage Australia. I covered field trips to remote reserves. On Ethabuka Reserve, I wrote daily 'updates from the field', covering the work of the Desert Ecology Research Group. Later, I wrote profiles/ made a film about research happening in the Tasmanian Midlands. See BHA's blog, Facebook and Instagram accounts for these stories.
A newbie to short film, I've recently made:
I have created artworks for a number of scientific reports. 'Melbourne in a Minute Scavenger' (above) is a little tribute to a little beetle. I've recreated a map of the City of Melbourne in the body of the brown minute scavenger beetle. The 3 reports:
I studied my Master of Science (with Distinction) at the University of Melbourne. For my research project, I partnered with Bush Heritage, and examined ecological monitoring in the private conservation sector. A Holsworth Research Grant allowed me to do field work on Boolcoomatta Reserve in remote South Australia.
I worked as an entomological research assistant on the insect ecology project 'The Little Things that Run the City'. This is a collaboration between RMIT and the City of Melbourne. I focused on the Diptera (flies) and Coleoptera (beetles).
The Laborastory is a science storytelling event, held monthly in Melbourne. In 2017, I told the story of flies, dung beetles and Dr. George Bornemissza. You can listen to this dung-ridden story here! In 2015 I told the story of Harriet and Helena Scott - Australia's first female entomologists and paid artists. You can listen to a recording of the story I told here.
I wrote my honours thesis on indigenous water rights in northern Queensland. I spent two weeks in the Mitchell River area with Traditional Owners from the area, and with scientists from the CSIRO. I wrote this paper for the Journal of Natural Resources Law & Policy - Old Knowledge in Freshwater: why traditional ecological knowledge is essential for determining environmental flows in water plans.
In 2015, I had a column in Farrago, the University of Melbourne's student magazine. I interviewed eight post-graduate ecologists, wrote a few words on their research and did a drawing of their study subject. I've uploaded some of the articles at the bottom of this page - enjoy!
In 2010, I went on a brilliant 10 day basket weaving trip to Mapuru, a homeland community in north east Arnhem Land. I wrote this article when I returned home.