Certified Content Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketer September 2017

Certified Content Marketing Specialist


Academic, Scientific, and Technical writing

University of Queensland, Australia

PhD thesis – A Treatment System for Acid Mine/Rock Drainage

Published referred journal articles based on original research

Published and presented papers and posters at national and international environmental conferences

Awarded Best Paper at an annual postgraduate research conference

Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, University of Queensland, Australia

Researched, wrote, and facilitated a post-graduate online course in Mine Water Management.

Southern Cross University, Australia

Academic work

Honours thesis – 1st Class honours – Nutrient Dynamics in a Coastal Dune Lake

Participated in a local government-funded multidisciplinary study of the dune lake, contributing the water quality data and analysis for the final project report

Published and presented original research findings at a national environmental conference

Consulting Research Officer

Carried out and published funded research into treating chicken processing wastes for improved water quality outcomes

Co-wrote a Review of Environmental Factors for an estuary entrance management strategy funded by local government

Participated in original research and co-wrote a journal article about the water quality in the estuary of a major regional river

Chief Analytical Chemist – Environmental Analysis Laboratory

Documented laboratory procedures into a Laboratory Lab Manual

Wrote and presented modules for an International Laboratory Management Course presented to visiting laboratory managers

Conference Organiser for the Environmental Engineering Society, Engineers Australia

Developed framework and organised speakers for conference presentations

Co-edited the conference proceedings


Statutory and regulatory writing

Environmental regulator – Principal Environmental Officer

Assessment reports, statutory letters, enforcement actions documentation, Ministerial replies, Ministerial briefing notes, responses to Possible Parliamentary Questions

Prepared a brief of evidence in the successful prosecution of a major chemical manufacturer for non-compliance with water quality standards

Commented on Environmental Impact Statements/Assessments and their Terms of References, Environmental Investigations, Reviews of Environmental Factors

Water Supply Regulator – Senior Scientist/Engineer

Managed projects to provide support to drinking water service providers and recycled water providers as new legislation focused on water quality for public health was rolled out.

Assisted providers as they developed their risk-based water quality management plans

Assessed drinking water quality management plans against statutory requirements; summarised the assessment and documented decisions in concise, succinct assessment reports

Water Resource Management – Strategic Policy Officer

Wrote policy options papers, strategic policy statements

Operational policy and procedures

Internal newsletter strategy and ongoing publication


AWAI writing programs

The Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting

Creating Email Newsletters for Professional Service Firms

How to Make Money as a Social Media Marketing Expert

How to Write White Papers that Command Top Fees

Writing eBooks

Working with Web Clients

Effective Networking

Persuasion: The subtle art of getting what you want