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Kerryn M

Kerryn M

Content Creator

Experienced knowledge broker and science communicator - I can help your clients understand complex concepts by creating targeted, creative content.

New Cemoh QLD, Australia Cemoh since July 2022
Cemoh Profile

Summary

My extensive experience crosses the government, education and business sectors. With my combination of administration, communications, science, education and social media marketing qualifications and experience I am ideally placed to act as project manager or pivot point between management, technical people and creatives. I am skilled at researching and repurposing technical information into a variety of print, web, or digital content that is easily understood and engaging. I can also develop training manuals, curriculum-linked educational packages, or write or edit reports (including annual).

Experience

University of Queensland

Communications Officer (2018 - 2021)

Working for two not-for-profit research programs, Kerryn restructured and maintained the websites and social media channels, wrote and edited a wide variety of digital and non-digital materials, coordinated webinars, and handled public and private members' enquiries.

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Communications Branch

Communications Branch Director (2014 - 2018)

During this period Kerryn was temporarily promoted to Branch Director of the wider communications or education branch multiple times while senior manager were on leave. During these periods she gained significant experience in program, project, financial and staff management. From 2016, she permanently led the education (outreach) unit, developing curriculum-linked engaging resources for schools. She also project managed events at major public venues such as Questacon and ScienceAlive! in Adelaide. She presented at schools, conferences and at exhibitions.

Kerryn also used business systems to track risks and media opportunities, contracted staff, undertook performance reviews, and managed budgets and reporting. She also managed a $250,000 market research project to better profile and target stakeholders for her organisation, and worked with the Aboriginal Partnerships team to develop culturally appropriate products..

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Murray–Darling Basin Authority

Senior Science Writer, Communications Branch (2011 - 2014)

Kerryn worked closely with executives, technical experts, social scientists and researchers to translate complex research into a variety of communications products. She was also an ‘account manager’, working with teams to develop communications plans.

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eWater Cooperative Research Centre

Manager, Documentation, Training and Communication (2009 - 2011)

Kerryn led a documentation team, liaising with management and technical staff to produce training (print and online) for a complex hydrological computer model. She had a major role in content writing and assisted in training others to use the manuals.

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Land and Water Australia

Knowledge Broker (2008 - 2009)

Kerryn translated research into policy and extension materials. She wrote communications plans for a wide variety of research, managed media, and client relations, and produced content for print and e publications.

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University of Canberra

Communications Manager (2006 - 2008)

Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre. Public and media point-of-contact, web master, stakeholder relations, annual report production, e-newsletter, print publications editor, and publisher.

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Key Skills
Project Management Content Production Copywriting
Qualifications
Certificate Social Media Marketing (2019)

EdX (University of Boston)

Bachelor of Education (2004)

University of Canberra

Bachelor of Applied Science (1990)

University of Canberra

Key Industries
Education & Training Government & Public Administration Start-Ups