Hello! I am a science communications consultant, based in Australia.
I specialise in field- and expedition-based communications: writing articles, making short films and doing digital drawings. I've climbed 80-metre trees in Borneo, scaled volcanoes in PNG, and pulled snakes from pitfall traps in the Simpson Desert … all in the pursuit of a good story!
For the last 15 years, I have worked as a science communicator with not-for-profits, Indigenous ranger groups, government agencies, and research groups. Most recently, I spent four years as a science communicator with Australia's national science agency, CSIRO. Before this, I worked with The Nature Conservancy in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, with Bush Heritage Australia, RMIT University, University of Melbourne, the Torres Strait Indigenous Ranger Program, and the Queensland Government.
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.
Growing up on an isolated sheep and cattle property has given me a love for the bush. I especially enjoy being the reporter on multi-week field trips to remote locations.
In 2018, I did an international science communication fellowship through the ISSI. For a year, I visited not-for-profits, museums, aquaria, and other science-based organisations in Africa, Europe, Canada and the USA, investigating how they best communicate their work.
In my spare time, I create artworks for commissions, exhibitions, reports and books including The Little Things that Run the City and Into the Forest.
To chat about how we can work together, please email me on kate.c.cranney[at]gmail.com.