I translate complex concepts and science into engaging stories. As a subject matter expert in science communication and the environment, I synthetise research, promote science programs, manage projects, and connect people, ideas and organisations for positive, lasting impact.
I create engaging, accessible content on diverse, sometimes contentious topics—from bats to battery technology. This includes written articles, short films, and illustrated stories for both adults and children.
I travel to rural and remote areas to take photos, capture film, and write stories. I've been the dedicated 'reporter in the field' on scientific field trips to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Borneo, the Torres Strait, the Simpson Desert and Tasmania.
I run storytelling and social/media training for scientists and other technical professionals. This has resulted in these scientists now being the trusted, 'go-to expert' on their research area for local and national media.
I pitch compelling stories to journalists and media networks. One media release on AI and the protection of turtles by Indigenous rangers won a Mumbrella Award and led to stories seen by 6M+ people.
I lead multifaceted campaigns, such as CSIRO's five-month celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Our content was viewed 4.1M times by 2.7M people, with 3400+ media stories.
I shoot and edit short, sharable films. For example, this film on Dr Rowena Hamer's research, this digital story, and footage for this film on women rangers in the Pacific.
I was an editor of, and am an ongoing contributor to, the CSIRO's storytelling hub: ECOS. Over the years, I have secured funding from various grants, and have successfully nominated groups and individuals for awards.
I've had four exhibitions, and illustrated several reports, magazine series, and books, including The Little Things that Run the City and Into the Forest. I can also draw digitally, using Procreate.
I studied botany at a Masters level, and have done a several multi-week field trips—often focused on botany or entomology—in harsh environments. This photo is from a research trip to the Simpson Desert, where I reported on the project and helped survey reptiles and small mammals.
I led the outreach on a five-week deep-sea expedition to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, on CSIRO's RV Investigator scienin 2022. I hosted live-streamed video crosses to 970 students from 28 schools around Australia: from 5 to 17 year olds, from Tasmania to the Torres Strait. It was brilliant. (Stories and feedback here.)
Reading 'The Little Things' to kids at the book's launch event, hosted by the Melbourne Museum.