Storytelling cluster

Building capacity within Te Pūnaha Matatini to tell interesting, expansive, creative and articulate stories using different modes of communication.

Storytelling is an important way to connect our research with multiple audiences! Early opportunities to practise storytelling have been crucial in the careers of science communicators like Siouxsie Wiles and Shaun Hendy, and the storytelling cluster aims to provide a safe space for Te Pūnaha Matatini investigators and TPM Whānau to develop this skill.

Planned cluster activities

  • Blog series in collaboration with a designer
  • Space to practise the principles of storytelling


  • Professor Anna Brown (Coordinator)
  • Jonathan Burgess (Coordinator)