About + Contact
I am currently working as a communications consultant in Oslo, Norway, associated with the European Climate Foundation’s communications work. I work with NGOs, climate groups, researchers and activists to push hard on some key issues, with a particular focus on corporate climate commitments at the moment. Everything I say here, and on my social media sites, is just me talking and isn’t representative of my employer.
I grew up keen on science and technology. I did a science degree and worked for eight years in data analysis, operational monitoring and communications at an Australian wind farm company. We helped set up some of the first wind farms in a dramatic engineering and political environment, and I’m very proud of it.
These days I focus mainly on broader issues across the technological, cultural, social and political elements of the climate problem. I write mostly about that, but sometimes about other things. Unfortunately, I don’t have much time to write professionally these days, but please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss that and I can see what I can figure out.
Here’s where to find me
(still sorting out where my Mastodon home will be)
I wrote at Medium, The Monthly, The Guardian, Gizmodo, Business Spectator, Eco-Generation Magazine, The Wheeler Centre, New Matilda, Crikey, Eureka Street, SBS, InDaily, The Huffington Post and Renew Economy. I’ve also done radio and writing for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation , here, here, here, here and here.
I did a daily ‘Chart of the Day’ thing, here, showcasing data visualisations, interactive graphics and interesting insights I find around the place.
A few older academic publications and conference presentations are at Academia. You can find my other content at Storify, Facebook, Vimeo, Flickr, (where the images on this site are from) and Youtube.
Back in the day, my partner and I ran a semi-regular talks night in Surry Hills, called The Yeah Sessions. We featured talks about science, technology, art, history, politics….whatever we felt like, really. You can watch back old talks at that link. We have kids now so….yeah. No time.