Tim Haydon has worked in writing, strategy, communications and public affairs capacities in government, corporate, academic, media, and non-government sectors. His work has encompassed higher education, nuclear science and technology, human rights, media and communications, law, banking and finance, the arts, political science, information technology, and health and medicine. Since 2007 he has been consulting to universities and the research sector, in several capacities. He assists individuals, teams, centres and consortia with funding submissions and strategy (e.g. for ARC, NHMRC, government, industry and philanthropy; local, national and international) and runs strategy, reviewing and writing workshops. He helps develop and write strategies (e.g. university strategic plans, research and infrastructure strategies). He has also worked on the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative since it was trialled in 2009. Tim specialises in developing strategy and in communicating complex topics in an accessible manner.

Helen Signy uses the skills developed over 25 years as a journalist to help clients tell their story. With expertise in health and medical writing as well as knowledge translation of complex research, she produces content and formulates communications strategy for the government, academic, media and non-government sectors. Her experience encompasses managing the internal communications of a large and complex research collaboration. Helen has extensive experience in many different styles of writing, from features and opinion articles for the lay media and medical press to impact case studies, strategic documents, digital media, websites, evidence-based patient materials, corporate documents, annual reports, newsletters and books. 

Our Associates

Alexandra Martiniuk, Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney and the University of Toronto, divides her time between conducting her own research and providing strategic and writing advice to our clients in the health and research sectors. An epidemiologist and biostatistician by training, she has a wealth of expertise in cohort and cluster randomised controlled trials, has attracted over $5 million in funding, published over 100 papers (including in the Lancet, Cochrane Reviews, and Annals of Oncology) and been the recipient of 29 awards and fellowships. The latter include an NHMRC fellowship, the Australian Chamber of Commerce Young Outstanding Person of the Year Award, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Rising Star Award. She also has extensive experience reviewing manuscripts for the Lancet, BMJ, and other leading journals, as well as grant applications for the NHMRC, ARC and CIHR. 

Marge Overs has varied and extensive experience in journalism, health publishing and communications, and research translation and communication. Originally a journalist, she has worked in senior roles in medical publishing, not-for-profit organisations and public health. Marge has experience in every part of the publishing and digital communications process – from concept development to commissioning, writing and editing content, and working with designers and developers. Marge is skilled at translating research findings to policy makers and the public. She is passionate about the need for effective science and research communications, and has trained with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, New York.



Jane Reynaud has more than 15 years’ experience in the Australian higher education sector, as well as tertiary qualifications and professional practice experience in architecture and health sciences. She specialises in the management of strategic projects, with a particular focus on research development, research impact, translational research, and collaborative opportunities that link researchers, education providers, industry and external funding partners. Managing projects across domestic and international education, philanthropy, government and industry, Jane has a deep understanding of people and their networks, and proven expertise in facilitating initiatives that define and develop individual and institutional capabilities and that foster a culture of sustained and successful performance. 

Wendy Lipworth, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, is a medically-qualified bioethicist and qualitative social researcher. She has built an international reputation for research into ethics and values in the bioscience and healthcare industries, and is an expert in organisational ethics and in the ethics and politics of biomedical research and innovation. She has extensive experience in communicating in an accessible way to a wide range of stakeholders and end-users. This includes writing, editing and reviewing academic articles, policy documents, guidelines, strategic plans, research proposals, feature articles, opinion pieces, blogs, and commentaries. She also brings expertise in designing projects and obtaining funding (having obtained $5 million herself); synthesizing theoretical and empirical literature; designing and conducting interviews, focus groups and surveys; analysing qualitative data; and developing educational curricula.