I am convinced that making research more widely accessible is crucial for making it matter in the first place. As Public Engagement and Impact Manager at the University of Cambridge, I strive to improve communication and engagement between researchers and their stakeholders. During my doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews, I was on the researcher side of this equation. I know how difficult it can seem to explain complex processes and outcomes in a comprehensible, accessible way. Art, illustrations and graphic design help in this process. I find it a fascinating challenge to find the visual link within a research story, to navigate points of conflict between complexity and accessibility, and make cutting-edge research understandable and indeed visible in innovative, creative and fun ways.
As an Illustrator, I am always open for collaborations or commissions spanning the whole range of engaged art from visuals for research communications to teaching materials or animations for your new engagement adventure. I work across all media and materials from fabric design, video, to flip books and fine art. Do you need visuals for your engagement or branding as a researcher? - Please get in touch.
As a Public Engagement Professional, I am committed to contributing to best practice in the field as well as to publishing research to share it.
As a Trainer, I am passionate about sharing my experience with the next generation of engaged researchers, artists and communities of interest. My training portfolio ranges from 'impact evaluation' to 'how to animate research'.