August 2020 - Present
Producing articles, social media campaigns, and website content for scientific and educational organisations.
November 2018 - August 2020
Otago Regional Council
Digital Communications Lead
Development of strategy, and management of all ORC digital channels. Spearheading digital development projects, and integration of internal digital systems with external websites.
May 2018 - November 2018
Social Media Adviser
Developing the social media strategy for Genomics Aotearoa, a national genomics and bioinformatics research platform.
January 2016 - May 2018
Brain Health Research Centre
Providing written scientific content for the BHRC website, newsletter and facebook page, as well as providing outreach material for related community organisations (e.g. St Johns, The Stroke Foundation, etc.). Content was also provided for the Centre of Neuroendocrinology (CNE) website, and the Brain Research New Zealand website, newsletter, and facebook page.
Bachelor of Applied Science
Data Science & Computer Science
Data management, analysis, and programming using R and java.
Diploma for Graduates
The anatomy and physiology of the human nervous system and associated areas.
Bachelor of Science
Psychology, biology, zoology, statistics, physics, chemistry, literature, and creative writing.
Hi, I'm Blaise!
I'm a writer and communications expert with a deep knowledge of psychology, neuroscience, and the biological sciences. I'm a storyteller. I weave complex research into accurate and engaging articles, reports, medical primers, blogs, and social media posts.
Writing and science are my two great loves, so it only made sense to combine them. Outside of work I write fiction and study data science, feeding the flames and pushing myself to keep growing and improving.