marina hurley_0Dr Marina Hurley (Principal & Key Facilitator)

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Dr Marina Hurley teaches science and academic writing from a broad perspective that covers all evidence-based disciplines.

Marina Hurley, founder and manager of Writing Clear Science, is a scientist with a background in ecology who now specialises in the teaching of scientific and academic writing. Marina is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales and regularly travels across Australia to deliver writing workshops.

Marina has an exceptionally clear understanding of the link between thinking and writing and has developed her unique approach of teaching science writing into the Writing Clear Science Writing Workshops. Marina’s article “What’s Your Problem? – A practical approach to document design” (Writing Matters 2012), is based upon a popular workshop exercise that she developed in 2005. Since then Marina has run over 130 writing workshops.

Marina is a member of RiAusAustralian Science Communicators,  the  Australian Ecological Society, the Australian Medical Writers Association, and Writers Victoria.

Marina Hurley has a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Zoology from James Cook University and has twenty years experience working in a diverse range of scientific fields including Agriculture, Entomology, Ecology, Botany, Zoology, Archaeology, Freshwater Ecology, Rainforest Ecology, Forestry and Farm Forestry.

Marina’s passion for the rainforest lead her to bury herself in the undergrowth of the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland for three years, where she completed her PhD on Stinging Trees (Dendrocnide). (Download the Ecos article on stinging trees: click here. pdf 0.5MB).