Successful grants, papers, and reports are the ones that are read deeply and understood, and the best way to make that happen is through NARRATIVE.

By framing research findings, expertise, and aspirations in the context of story, we can better engage readers’ interest and convince them to listen.

photo by Glenn Carstens Peters

photo by Glenn Carstens Peters

Stories are as simple as:

  • the way things were

  • a gap that needs to be filled

  • the way you or your work will or has filled the gap

But it can be hard to get the story right and position it where it can be most effective for readers.

I help make complex research accessible to grant reviewers, panel members, government officials, and the public.

I have worked with academics across the sciences to craft Australian Research Council grants and fellowships, including:

  • A $35mil Centre of Excellence

  • Laureate & Future & DECRA Research Fellowships

  • Discovery, Discovery Indigenous & Linkage Research Grants

  • and more!

I have worked with university leaders to develop and communicate

  • Faculty of Science Research Themes

  • School Review documents

  • University of Queensland Flagship courses

  • a UQ-wide staff survey

  • Student Strategy documents and presentations,

  • and more!

I have worked directly with students and academics to help them improve storytelling technique, clarity of message, and writing efficiency.

I also share practical advice on writing and the integration of science and literature through workshops and lectures to the public, student groups, and academic leaders.