Karen Pearce is a science communicator and editor, with more than 10 years’ experience communicating scientific and technical information for government departments, research agencies, universities, publishers and private enterprise.
Karen began her science communication career at CSIRO in 2005, where she developed website content that showcased a diverse range of research, including manufacturing, minerals processing, space science, entomology and plant science.
In 2006, she took on the role of Communication Officer for the Australian Climate Change Science Program, a joint appointment between CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and the (then) Australian Greenhouse Office of the Commonwealth Government.
While in this role, Karen was responsible for the development and production of the suite of communication products for Climate Change in Australia, the 2007 climate change projections developed by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. She coordinated the drafting, development and design of the products, and was also responsible for their subsequent promotion. She was also responsible for all aspects of communication for the GREENHOUSE 2007 conference.
Since leaving CSIRO and establishing Bloom Communication, Karen has developed, prepared and produced scientific and science-based publications and communication products for clients in Australia, the Pacific and south-east Asia.
Recently Karen’s focus has turned to how people access, understand and use information about health and health services, particularly in regional and rural areas.
Karen studied ecology and biodiversity, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from Central Queensland University and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Griffith University. She also holds Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization (awarded with distinction) from the University of Guelph in Canada. Karen is a member of the Australian Science Communicators and Public Health Association of Australia.
In addition to Karen’s expertise, Bloom Communication regularly engages suitably qualified communication professionals to enhance the range of services we offer our clients.