Emma Donnelly is the Director of Comm-it. With over 18 years in education, communication, events, media and strategy she has many consultants who can assist with your business needs.
Starting her life as the daughter of two science teachers was always going to end with Emma working in Science Communication. She just didn’t know it at the time. With over 17 years of Science Communication and Science Education experience under her belt, Emma has worked for not-for profit science centres like Scitech, run national programs for CSIRO Education, started a digital Planetarium, taught people to fish sustainably and worked at several universities, including nine years at Curtin University as Science Outreach Manager.
She’s a seasoned presenter and trainer and Emma has worked both in national and international arenas. In 2017 and 2018 she was contracted as the national trainer for the British Council’s FameLab completion for the past two years (prior to this she was contracted as the WA state trainer for the program). She’s worked on radio and TV. But most recently she’s moved into the field of science and food and has started Culinary Science. A business focussed on science communication around food, cooking and nutrition. This came about after representing Western Australia in 2012 on My Kitchen Rules. Since MKR she’s self-published a mini-cookbook Eat, Drink, Think – recipes for the evidence based cook and is now writing her second.
Awards and accolades
Programs she has worked on and managed have been awarded the following:
Premier’s Science Awards (Western Australia), Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year – Fireballs in the Sky – 2016
Curtin Vice Chancellor Awards – Science and Engineering Outreach programs – 2016
National iAward: Education, Australian Information Industry Association – Fireballs in the Sky – 2015
Business and Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) – Best Community Engagement Award for Excellence in Collaboration – Fireballs in the Sky – 2015
Premier’s Science Awards (Western Australia) – Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year – Fireballs in the Sky – 2015
Curtin University Award for Research Impact and Engagement, Curtin University- 2015
Service Category INCITE Award, Western Australia Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance – Fireballs in the Sky – 2015
National Science Week Seed Grant – 2014
Best Poster – Australian Science Communicator’s Conference Brisbane – Fireballs in the Sky – 2014
National Science Week Seed Grant – 2012
Inspiring Australia Grant (this launched Fireballs in the Sky) – 2011/2012
WA Science Awards – Science Outreach Program – 2011
Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Contact Emma Donnelly
Ph: 0408 955 234
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