I am a scientist and communicator all-rounder, with extensive experience translating complex science for positive impact.
For the last 15 years, I have worked in the communication and sustainability space for not-for-profits, philanthropists, Indigenous ranger groups, government agencies, and research groups in Australia and the Pacific. Science, digital storytelling, art, ecology, Indigenous land and sea management, and the effective communication of complex ideas are things that intrigue me.
I currently work as a science communicator with Australia's national science agency, CSIRO.
Before this, I worked with The Nature Conservancy's work 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. I've climbed 80-metre tall 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!
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.
To chat about how we can work together, please email me on kate.c.cranney[at]gmail.com.