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Jodie Haigh

Vice President (Treasurer), ASC

I’m a communications professional and trained scientist with a solid technical background. I possess a rare combination of multi-disciplinary experience across large scientific international organisations. I’ve led high-performing digital content and communications teams in complex organisational environments. I’m a purpose-driven leader who enjoys collaboration and transparent partnerships that engage and create impact.

I’ve dedicated my career to research- and science-based communications roles driven by my experience as a first-generation university student from a low socioeconomic background. Through this experience, I understand first-hand the importance of equity and inclusion (E&I) in society and passionately believe that effective communication ensures E&I while advancing the public good. I’m the Communications Manager at Science & Technology Australia (STA) – the nation’s peak body in science and technology, representing 115,000 scientists and technologists. Until 2023, I led the whole-of-organisation social media strategy for Europe’s life science research organisation – EMBL – targeting key audiences across thirty member and associate states, including Australia, and encompassing EMBL’s six sites across five countries. I’ve previously worked as a scientific journal editor, lead production editor for a science news website and scientific video production team leader.

I take pride in training and guiding junior colleagues and supporting colleagues to build high-performing teams in creative and collaborative environments. I’m technically proficient across various digital products, including content management systems, social media platforms, and content creation software. I excel at understanding the user journey through channels and demonstrate a keen eye for detail to ensure a cohesive brand identity across all content. I’m passionate about digital accessibility and inclusion.

I’m thrilled to support this vibrant, diverse community of dedicated individuals over the next 12 months. I eagerly anticipate collaborating and gaining knowledge alongside the membership as we advance ASC’s strategic goals and uncover valuable opportunities for our community.

Jodie Haigh
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