Human Element Communications is a consultancy that specialises in communicating about climate change, urbanisation, and development research.
Brendon Bosworth started Human Element in 2019, based on the belief 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 collaborates with a network of trusted communications professionals, bringing the right people on board for each job.
Brendon is a communications specialist with over 10 years experience as a journalist, editor, and science communicator. He has worked with organisations including the African Centre for Cities and African Climate and Development Initiative (both at the University of Cape Town), and the Deepening Democracy Programme in Kenya, to creatively communicate research about cities, climate change, and sustainable development.
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 is also a photographer. His photography has been shown in exhibitions in South Africa and abroad.
Photo credit: Nicholas Reay.