Head of Content & Co-founder, Refraction Media
Heather co-founded STEM-specialist media company Refraction Media in 2013 with a view to creating a smarter future – one in which everyone has access to the skills they need to make a better planet. Heather previously worked for over a decade as an editor, science news journalist and producer at the ABC, Cosmos and CSIRO. Refraction Media have distributed over 1 million magazines to students across the USA, Australia and New Zealand through the Careers with STEM brand. In 2015 the company was awarded as Publish Australia’s best small publisher and was twice shortlisted best startup in the Telstra Business Awards. Heather has also published a book of poetry and several children’s books on science including a geological recipe book.
Disruptive sci comm; how the arts can help scientists escape deficit-model communication (Performer, Presenter)
Sci Comm Cabaret: Creative Science Communication in the Pub (Performer, Presenter)