I feel very passionately about science communication and have really enjoyed taking every opportunity I can to share my research and the wonders of the natural world with the wider public. I’ve also given talks at scientific conferences and at sci-comm competitions. If you’d like me to speak at your school or event, please do get in touch at my contact page 😊

 

Public & School Talks

  • “From carnivorous plants to rock pools: diversity & ecology in the Kimberley”, Guest speaker along with Dr Adam Cross for the Kimberley Society, November Meeting, 2018

  • The fascinating world of carnivorous plants”, Guest speaker at the Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists’ Club, October Meeting, 2018

  • “Beauty and Horror: the cultural history of carnivorous plants”, Environmental Humanities Symposium, UWA, 2018

  • Carnivorous Plants Science Show onstage at the Perth Science Festival, 2018

  • Guest scientist, presenting my research to students at Perth Modern (2018), Kolbe Catholic College (2017), and Banksia Park Primary, Perth (2017)

  • Mentor for high-school students at Science Cafe, run by UWA & SciTech (2017-2018)

  • Guest speaker, WA Naturalists' Club, July Meeting, 2017

  • Guest speaker, Friends of Kings Park, Annual General Meeting, 2015

Having a fantastic time after my Carnivorous Plants Science Stage Show at the Perth Science Festival!

Having a fantastic time after my Carnivorous Plants Science Stage Show at the Perth Science Festival!

 

Guided Walks & Outdoor Sci-Comm

  • Guided walk of the Kings Park bushlands for the UWA Writing the Environment unit ENGL3200, with Bronwyn Ayre (August 2018)

  • Guided tours of the Kings Park Science Glasshouse for UWA undergraduate students (September 2018)

  • Guided walk of the Wildflowers & Superpowers outdoor exhibit at the Kings Park Wildflower Festival, with Bronwyn Ayre (September 2017)

  • Volunteer “Bush Guardian” for Rio Tinto Naturescape, Kings Park Botanic Gardens (2011-2014)

  • Student Leader, Botany and Conservation Biology stands, at the UWA Open Day (2011, 2015, 2017) and the Perth Science Festival (2015)

The Kings Park Festival featured a poster about my research in the Wildflower Superpowers exhibit!

The Kings Park Festival featured a poster about my research in the Wildflower Superpowers exhibit!

 

Chairing seminars

  • Coordinator & chair, Kings Park Festival Science Seminar Series, Kings Park Botanic Gardens (2018)

  • Co-coordinator & chair, Postgraduate Seminar Series, UWA School of Biological Sciences (2017-2018)