I specialise in health and not-for-profit communications

I’ve always been drawn to organisations that help make the world a better place – starting in childhood when I begged my parents to let me join Greenpeace so I could save the whales!

Over the past 11 years I’ve worked as both a health promotion practitioner and communications professional in the health, not-for-profit and government sectors in both Australia and overseas. I’ve worked with big-name NGOs like the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Canada) all the way through to a two-person social enterprise. In my experience, many organisations know that great business communication is crucial to achieving their mission but between putting out fires and dealing with the day-to-day work, they struggle to find the time and resources to devote it.

That’s where I can help. I can start you on the right path with your business communications, optimise your existing strategy or help polish that presentation, grant proposal or media release to further your cause.

The way you communicate externally through your website, social media, newsletter and other channels is critical to how people see your organisation. Does your current communication speak to the heart of what your organisation is all about? Or does it convey an image of being stale, disengaged or out-of-touch?

There are so many important health, social and environmental issues out there competing for people’s time, attention and support – it’s easy for causes to get lost in the noise. I can help your organisation get the visibility it needs to make a difference while making sure you get maximum value from your time and resources.

I’m based in Thornbury but I’m happy to work with clients from all over Melbourne – or anywhere in Australia!


Communications planning and strategy

Do you feel like your current communications aren’t getting you the results you want? Maybe you want to be more strategic with your approach but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you want to write a communications plan for the first time? Let me help! 


  • Communications audit – making sense of all the data so you get a clear picture of where you’re at and where the opportunities exist
  • Communications recommendations – identifying the “quick wins” and longer term strategies to improve your communications
  • Communications strategies and plans – comprehensive documents that outline how you can use communication strategies to help achieve your organisational objectives. 

Getting you started on social media

Do you want to start using social media but don’t know where to begin?

I can help help you choose the right platforms for your audiences, set up your accounts with the right look-and-feel, build your followers and get you started with some sample posts and content ideas.

Knowledge translation and exchange

Do you have complicated or dense information like research, data and policy that needs to be easily understood by professionals, the media or the general public?  

I can help you translate complex concepts into jargon-free communication. I specialise in the areas of health, social sciences and family violence.  


Do you need a fresh set of eyes to make sure your communication is flawless? 

I offer the following editing services:

  • Structural editing (reorganising content, cutting down words, assessing for gaps in information and logic)
  • Copy-editing (editing for clarity, consistency, spelling and grammar)
  • Proofreading (ensuring changes have been made accurately, final checking of documents)

Digital communications support

Do you need a communications all-rounder to help out with a range of communications tasks for a short period?

I can assist with:

  • Website management
  • Copywriting
  • Social media management
  • Campaigns


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