Be a part of The Conversation

Be a part of The Conversation

Reach new audiences with your research.

ACU encourages you to be part of The Conversation by sharing your research and expertise with one of Australia's leading media outlets for university, CSIRO and research institute experts.


As an independent source of news and opinions, sourced from academics and researchers and delivered direct to the public, The Conversation's team of professional editors are passionate about working with academics to showcase their research.


Writing for The Conversation is an excellent opportunity for you to reach a different audience with your research; the website has 16 million users, with 80 per cent of them working outside academia.


Many articles are picked up by the media and 87 per cent of their stories are republished on 9000 sites across the world, including outlets such as The Guardian, the ABC, SBS, The New Zealand Herald and Nieman Journalism Lab.


This month, our colleagues Professor Kevin Donnelly, Professor Sheryl Hemphill, Dr Hannah Forsyth, Dr Rivka T. Witenberg, Dr Anthony Dillon, Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon, Dr Mark Chou and Ali Mamouri have all contributed articles on a range of topics.


Editors particularly enjoy working with Early Career Researchers and are keen to encourage more Indigenous academics to write and comment on issues. Over the next year, they plan to do more podcasts, online Q and A sessions, and long-form reads.


They are currently looking for researchers to write on the following topics:


  • G20
  • Alternatives to GDP
  • The World's Biggest Problems
  • The Future of Democracy
  • Antarctic Futures
  • Understanding Science
  • What's Wrong with Medical Research?
  • Noted works of literature
  • Philanthropy in Australia
  • Chemistry of Coffee.


Editors are happy to get direct pitches from researchers but please do contact Amy Ripley ( or 02 9739 2015) if you would like advice on putting your pitch together.


Amy also sends a daily email with requests for experts to write on different news topics. If you'd like to be included on this, do let her know.


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Contact: Amy Ripley