I am a science communicator, scientist and artist. I am interested in science, digital storytelling, art, ecology, Indigenous natural resource management, corporate social responsibility, and the effective communication of complex ideas.
I work as a science communicator with Australia's national science agency, CSIRO.
Before this, I created communications material for, and about, The Nature Conservancy's work in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. I've also worked with Bush Heritage Australia, RMIT University, the Torres Strait Regional Authority's Indigenous Ranger Program, and the Queensland Government. I grew up on an isolated sheep and cattle property, and love being in the bush. I especially enjoy being the communicator/ roving reporter on multi-week field trips to remote locations.
I hold a Master of Science (with Distinction) from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Law (Hons)/ Environmental Science from Griffith University, Queensland.
In 2018, I did an international fellowship with the GAF/International Specialised Skills Institute. I spent the year visiting science-based non-profits, museums, aquaria, and other organisations in Africa, Europe, Canada and the USA, investigating how they communicated their work.
To chat about how we can work together, please email me on kate.c.cranney[at]gmail.com.