I'm a science communicator and artist from Australia. I'm interested in ecology, art, digital story-telling, Indigenous natural resource management and environmental education. 

I'm a Communications Advisor with Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, in the Land and Water, and Energy divisions.

Previously, I've worked with The Nature Conservancy's Melanesia program, with the Torres Strait Regional Authority, Bush Heritage Australia, RMIT University, and the Queensland Government.

I grew up on a sheep and cattle property in Queensland, and love doing work in remote, beautiful parts of Australia and abroad.



I hold a Master of Science (with Distinction) from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Law (Hons)/ Environmental Science from Griffith University in Queensland. 

In 2018 I travelled around the world with an ISSI International Fellowship in science communication. Curious? Read more here.


Artwork and commissions

After a law-school induced hiatus, I started drawing again in 2006. Since then, I've had four exhibitions, and illustrated two books: The Little Things that Run the City and Into the Forest

Most of the artwork that I now make is commissioned work for gifts. Please contact me if you're interested in commissioning an artwork: kate.c.cranney[at]gmail.com. 


Kate Cranney - Resume 2019 (pdf)