What clients and employers have to say …
I’ve worked with Branwen over the past decade or more in several capacities and have always found her to be an entrepreneurial and smart colleague who brings care and insight to everything she does. In her most recent work as a consultant for our group at Nature Research, Branwen has engaged industry and academia stakeholders for an important symposium on innovation. Her insights into the innovation space have helped shape the agenda; she has also worked closely with speakers and participants to analyse and articulate the elements for successful collaboration, and to highlight the key challenges and opportunity facing this sector in Australia. Over a longer period, as an editor at Nature and other publications, I’ve come to look forward to working with Branwen as an accurate and elegant writer whose intelligence and critical thinking shine through in all her work.
Stephen Pincock, editorial director -partnership and custom media, Springer Nature.
I’ve worked extensively with Branwen over the last five years, both in house and in consultancy roles and have always been extremely impressed by not only Bran’s technical science knowledge, but her skill as a communicator. Bran is creative and well planned, with a results-orientated approach to her work which stands her out from the rest. A great networker with warm and engaging personal skills makes her a great relationship builder, trusted adviser and consultant.
Robert Gunning, director of public affairs and communications – ANZ, American Express and former head of communications at The George Institute for Global Health and AstraZeneca Australia.
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, as one of Australia’s leading research institutes, is constantly facing the challenge of translating our research discoveries into information that the broader public can understand and appreciate. With over 150 international research publications each year, this is a daunting task, made even more difficult by the complexity and scientific language of modern medical research. Branwen Morgan’s scientific background, insight and professionalism enabled Garvan to overcome this challenge with our research making headlines in the popular press worldwide. Branwen’s expertise has also proven to be invaluable to Garvan in her leadership in the restructuring and rewriting of our website and annual report, launching of a new and highly successful supporter newsletter as well implementing exciting new standardised styles for our presentations and scientific posters.
Professor John Shine FAA AO, former executive director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney
Branwen Morgan is an extremely professional, productive and passionate science communicator. She takes a creative approach to problem-solving and hits the ground running. I enjoyed working with her on the challenge of communicating Garvan’s complex medical research breakthroughs to our donors, principally via our supporter newsletter. Branwen managed to accurately represent the science while facilitating its comprehension by lay people, which is not a simple task.
Carole Renouf, former executive director, Garvan Research Foundation, Sydney
There are an ever-increasing number of “science communicators” in today’s over-informed world. What remain in short supply are scientists who have practical experience of getting the message, facts and figures across at all levels of scientific literacy.
In the two years that Branwen and I worked together creating the Coalition for Medical Progress in London, I saw at first hand how she sought out information and made it fit for purpose. Whether it was the web, newsletters, major meetings or any other channel that we chose, Branwen ensured the right points were made and supported so that our audiences were more likely to pay attention. This is not a gift given to everyone.
Philip Connolly, first director of the Coalition for Medical Progress, London
In June 2003 I received funding from the UK Economic and Social Research Council to organise a two-day international conference on the science and communication of the war on terror. Branwen was recommended to me by Fiona Fox, the Director of the Science Media Centre at the Royal Institution in London, where the event was to be held. I could not have wished for a more supportive, enthusiastic and engaged organiser.
The event itself attracted an audience of over 200 people, including government ministers, senior civil servants, academics, the media and members of the public. In addition, there were over 40 speakers, all of whose needs had to be assessed and addressed on an individual basis. Branwen took on the logistics for all of this, including the maintenance of the conference website.
I can not recommend her highly enough.
Dr Bill Durodié, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London
Branwen is a fantastic medical research communicator who combines sound understanding of science with the ability to get key messages across in a way the community finds interesting and can readily understand. She is professional, proactive and passionate about making a difference.
Jackie Crossman, managing director, Crossman Communications, Australia