I have extensive experience creating content – for print, web, tablet, video, television and social – specialising in science, technology and innovation. Clients include the University of Melbourne, the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Government.
I advise on, or lead in, the creation of content best suited to the required communication objectives. I also conceive, develop and oversee the deployment of content appropriate to target audiences – from editing materials to untangle jargon and make it accessible and engaging; to creating video, animation and graphic packages that highlight research expertise and excellence and are aimed at raising an institution's profile with the public, industry or specific audiences.
I have furnished advice and launched initiatives in public engagement and the communication of research, technology and innovation, helping to raise the profile of corporations, institutes and universities in Australia and overseas, or engaging the public and diverse audiences on a range of issues.
This includes creating communications and engagement strategies; conceiving of novel approaches to reach discrete audiences; devising plans to raise the media profile of corporations and institutes; or creating 'thought leaders' in specific areas of expertise. Clients include the University of New South Wales, Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council, Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Australia's Chief Medical Officer and The Australian Museum.
I have spoken at more than 100 conferences and public events in Australia and overseas. Among them are the Melbourne Writers Festival, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, the Art, Science and Society international Conference in Sydney, the UNESCO World Science Forum in Budapest, the EuroScience Forum in Munich and the Science and Technology in Society Forum in Kyoto.
I've also been an after-dinner speaker or conducted one-man public lectures; and either chaired or participated in panels on a range of topics, including the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, emerging diseases, the new age of space industry and the value of science to society. Clients include the Royal Institution of Australia, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, the Sydney Writers Festival, the University of Wisconsin Madison and the World Conference of Science Journalists.
Television & Radio Commentator
I have been a frequent guest on television and radio programs discussing varied topics, including science, new technologies, space exploration, medical advances, the environment and climate change. This has ranged from being a commentator on specific news events, being the member of a televised panel discussing issues of the day, or debating other guests in live television or radio discussions.
Appearances include SkyNews, ABC TV, and Australia's Nine, Seven and Ten television networks in (including programs like the Today Show and Sunrise). I've also been a guest on Canada’s TVO, Britain's BBC and Brazil’s TV Globo as well as countless commercial and public radio outlets, including ABC Radio, Triple J, Radio 2UE, Radio 2GB, Triple M, BBC Radio and CBC Radio.