Relatively recent clients

Plain English writing and editing
Qualitative research and communication planning
Facilitating workshops; Engaging with audiences
Training for groups and individuals

Plain English writing and editing

  • ‘North Brisbane Partners in Recovery: Innovation Fund Newsletter 2015’ 7 articles promoting the work of Innovation Fund projects for Metro North Brisbane PHN, published as a print and online newsletter (available here)
  • Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management, Queensland University of Technology  structural editing of tender documents
  • Queensland Museum – editing text for the ‘Lost Creatures’ exhibition
  • First Call Consulting – writing and editing of promotional flyers and websites
  • School of Design, Queensland University of Technology – writing professional biographies for professorial and research staff
  • Jabiru Youth and Children’s Services Association Inc – revising enrolment forms for the Jabiru Kids outside of school hours care services
  • International Public Health Unit, Monash University – revising the prospectus and promotional materials for the ASCEND Research Network (which addresses non-communicable diseases in Asia)
  • WWILD (Working alongside people with intellectual and learning disabilities) – structural editing of documents including How to hear me (a manual for counsellors), Difference and justice (a workbook about criminal justice) and It’s a bit wrong what they’re doing to us (a literature review about parents with intellectual disabilities)
  • Tenants’ Union of Queensland – developed an organisational style manual
  • Tiddas Writin’ Up – copy editing of the Tiddas collection of Indigenous academic women’s writing
  • Tenants’ Union of Queensland – structural editing of information for tenants
  • Cultural Competency Collection – copy editing of a collection of academic papers for the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
  • Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) – structural editing of the report The Health of Aboriginal Victorians, 2009
  • MoodCare Project, Monash University – structural editing of the Handbook for the MoodCare project, which involved a trial of telephone counselling to help manage depression following a heart attack
  • Centre for Indigenous Education and Research, Australian Catholic University – editing of the bookWeemala: The Spirit Continues, produced to celebrate 20 years supporting Indigenous learning at ACU
  • Telephone Linked Care for Diabetes Research Project, Monash University – writing and editing participants’ manual
  • Peers for Progress Diabetes Project, Monash University – editing of the project workbook
  • Griffith University School of Public Health – structural editing of a review document
  • Queensland Health – structural editing of the reportEat Well Queensland: Are We Half Way There Yet? Mid-point Implementation Review
  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation – writing promotional materials and reports
  • Queensland University of Technology – writing and developing promotional and fundraising materials
  • Q Invest – writing a business plan
  • Jabiru Community Youth and Children’s Services Assoc Inc – communication planning and writing website text
  • Australian Institute of Health Policy Studies – writing promotional materials and assisting with organisational development
  • Australian Women’s Health Network – copy editing of the National Aboriginal Women’s Health Strategy
  • Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet – structural review of the Queensland Growth Management Summit Background Paper
  • Lighthouse Resources – writing promotional materials
  • Subtext – writing promotional materials, including a website

Qualitative research and communication planning

  • Medicare Local (Metro North Brisbane) –developed a communication strategy for the Partners in Recovery Program through consultation with relevant audiences
  • Griffith University, School of Human Services and Social Work – editing of a survey and covering letter
  • Teaching and Learning Division, Queensland University of Technology – developed a communication plan for Reframe (QUT’s new approach to evaluating learning and teaching); the project involved a series of qualitative interviews with staff and students
  • School Based Vaccination Program, Queensland Health – developed an approach for communicating with parents and students about school-based vaccination; the project involved qualitative interviews with service providers, parents, and students, and involved developing promotional materials for schools and service providers to use as they implement the program
  • Spiritus Social Services – researched and developed a framework to guide the collection of client feedback at Spiritus Social Services; the project included a literature review, interviews with staff, developing the framework and a supporting toolkit, and working with staff to revise the framework and toolkit through several iterations
  • Australian Institute of Health Policy Studies – Judy Gregory was the Principal Researcher for a project examining consumer engagement in Australian health policy
  • ACID – Australasian CRC for Interaction Design – research to inform organisational planning
  • Tenants’ Union of Queensland – research to review the publications produced for tenants by the Tenants’ Union

Facilitating workshops; Engaging with audiences

  • Bond University Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice – facilitated a two-day symposium about community jury research
  • Griffith University (disability and rehabilitation researchers) facilitated a staff planning retreat at Kingscliff
  • Griffith Health Institute – facilitated a staff planning session for the Population and Social Health Research Program
  • Griffith Health Institute – facilitated a Citizens’ Jury in Brisbane to explore whether taxation could be an appropriate strategy for addressing childhood obesity
  • Early Childhood Teachers’ Association Conference 2012 facilitated a workshop about communicating with parents (using Zing)
  • Consumers Health Forum of Australia – facilitated a series of national consumer workshops, including the Community Quality Use of Medicines and Diagnostics Project (June 2011), two workshops to discuss the Quality Framework for the Medicare Benefits Schedule (May 2010 and February 2011), and a workshop to discuss the proposed Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (February 2011)
  • Cairns Young Chamber of Commerce – worked with Tracey Wilson from Working Visions to provide Zing-based workshops for the break-out sessions at the Cairns Young Chamber Leadership Symposium (July 2011); wrote a summary of the day’s activities
  • Australian Institute of Health Policy Studies – planned, organised, and facilitated a series of deliberative community forums about health policy for preventing illness and maintaining wellness, including two deliberative forums in Parramatta in August 2009 (in partnership with Bupa Australia) and a deliberative forum in Melbourne in August 2009 (in partnership with Australian Unity)
  • National Consumers Congress 2010 – facilitator for the congress stream Getting Policy Development Rightand member of a panel presentation on Consumer Action 
  • World Congress on Engineering Asset Management – event promotion and publicity
  • Queensland Health – planning workshop for nutrition staff and relevant stakeholders

Training for groups and individuals

  • Department of Housing and Public Works (Southern Region) – a series of 4 x 2-hour workshops about workplace writing for staff in the Woodridge and Ipswich housing offices
  • Minter Ellison Lawyers – professional writing training for the business development team; the program involved 6 x lunch-time sessions and an individual follow-up for each participant
  • Kyogle Together/Kyogle Youth Action two one-day workshops for community-sector staff in the Northern Rivers Region: one workshop about workplace writing; one workshop about promotion skills
  • Chartered Secretaries Australia (Qld) – workshop about developing board papers in the
    electronic age (co-presented with Amanda Boland Curran)
  • Queensland Business Writers’ Conference 2012 & 2013 (organised by Lexi Publishing) – in 2012, two sessions about workplace writing: Writing for readersand From shaky first draft to (almost) perfect final copy; in 2013, one session: Successfully simple sentences
  • People & Capability Division, Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roadsprofessional writing training for more than 120 staff; the program involved 6 x 90-minute workshops and an individual follow-up session for each participant
  • Discovery Metals Ltd – workshops to develop skills in writing board papers
  • Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (University of Queensland) – professional
    writing workshop focusing on translating academic material for a business
  • Teaching and Learning Unit, Queensland University of Technology – professional writing workshop
  • Tenants’ Union of Queensland – a series of professional writing workshops for staff
  • Tenants’ Union of Queensland – a series of 4 workshops in newsletter production for social housing tenants in Logan
  • Powerlink Queensland – writing coaching for individual staff
  • The Writing Circle general workplace writingworkshop – offered 6 public workshops during 2012
  • Healthy Living Branch, Queensland Health – in-house Writing Circle for staff at the Healthy Living Branch, involving a lunch-time session once a month for six months
  • Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, The University of Queensland – half-day professional writing workshop
  • Powerlink Queensland – writing training for internal communication staff
  • Lighthouse Resources – professional writing workshops for individuals working in the human services sector
  • Fieldworx – writing training for staff
  • Rail Cooperative Research Centre – writing training for postgraduate students