I’m a Melbourne-based healthcare consultant, freelance writer, science communicator and professional presenter with a particular interest in health, medicine and disability. I currently work as the Human Rights Officer for the Youth Disability Advocacy Service, and a science presenter with PrimeSCI! (formally the Monash Science Centre). My writing has been published by The Canberra Times, Medical Observer, Ramp Up, The Helix, Scientriffic and ECOS.
In 2013, I presented on the role of social media in healthcare at the Health Consumer and Community Leaders’ Workshop in Adelaide and Canberra. In 2012, I was the MC at the inaugural National Youth Disability Conference, and a presenter at the Life Without Limits amputee expo. In 2011, I was a science presenter with the Shell Questacon Science Circus, and occasional co-presenter on Canberra-based science radio show ‘Fuzzy Logic’. I am available as an MC and presenter for conferences and other events.
Currently I’m a member of the Disability Discrimination Legal Service Management Committee, Mercy Health Community Advisory Committee, a Community Visitor with Victoria’s Office of the Public Advocate and a speaker for Chronic Pain Australia. I am interested to find further work in the broad sphere of healthcare quality, health-related project work, health communication and human rights.
I have a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from the Australian National University.
You can contact me on Twitter @JenWords, or via the contact form on this website.