Human Element Communications is a consultancy that specialises in communicating about climate change, urbanisation, and development research.
Director Brendon Bosworth is a communications specialist with over 10 years experience as a journalist, editor, and science communicator. Brendon has worked with organisations including the African Centre for Cities and African Climate and Development Initiative (both at the University of Cape Town) to creatively communicate research about cities, climate change, and sustainable development.
Brendon believes that academic research needs to be paired with a softer, more human approach that relies on the power of storytelling to bring research to life. His aim is to help researchers uncover the stories in their work, and use these to connect with the people their research seeks to benefit.
Brendon is a Fulbright scholar. He has a master’s degree in Journalism, with a graduate certificate in Environment, Policy, and Society, from the University of Colorado Boulder. He was formerly a correspondent for U.S. publication Citiscope, where he wrote about international urban issues, and covered the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, he worked as a communications officer for the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions project (ASSAR), a multi-partner initiative researching barriers and enablers to effective adaptation in the semi-arid regions of six African countries and India.
Brendon works with a network of established communications professionals.
Photo credit: Nicholas Reay.