Manager of Marketing and Engagement (Sciences), Griffith University
Damian was drawn to communicating science before he knew there was a profession called ‘science communication’. From initially thinking science communication was only possible through documentary film-making he embarked upon a career of learning how best to engage minds, both young and old, with the amazing world of science and technology research that we now live in.
As a trained scientist, film maker, communicator and new media creator he has used these skills to mix the worlds of art and science into engaging and dynamic communication strategies for a diverse range of audiences; from science education in remote communities to highly targeted social media campaigns for industry leaders.
Damian has successfully navigated projects and stakeholders through significant communication challenges, planned and managed high profile events, produced quality written material and built productive networks.
He is most proud of being a founding Director of the now non-profit organisation, the Scinema International Film Festival which has delivered over 20 000 hours of science documentary to urban, rural and regional audiences across Australia for over ten years.