ReStoryLab.com provides resources and support to help you use storycrafting and storytelling techniques in research engagement, knowledge exchange, science communication and education settings. If you’re new to the site, or new to the idea of using stories in research, engagement or learning contexts, click on the “ReStoryLab” tab, where you will find videos and pdfs to get you started. I am also available to do in person workshops, one to one coaching and bespoke performances. If you’ve got a question, please send me an email, using the contact form below or email me directly at restorylab at gmail dot com.
Projects and Residencies
I am Storyteller in Residence to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. You can find me telling stories at the Edinburgh Zoo every month, but I also work behind the scenes providing storycrafting and storytelling workshops to staff and volunteers. I’m also the Storyteller in Residence to the Real Talk project, helping participants craft personal stories about Mental Health and Wellbeing to be shared within the community. The Third Space project is one that I co-founded at the University of Edinburgh. My role in this project is to teach third year undergraduate students storycrafting skills to enable them to reflect upon their experiences studying abroad and communicate with friends and family through a narrative blog. I am also a member of the Talking Trees at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. We tell stories about trees and other plants on an irregular basis at the moment, but hope to be back to regular telling in the autumn.
I have worked with a number of different groups over the last five years, providing training in using storytelling to communicate about their work, their research, and their research findings. My workshops help them to engage with the public in dynamic ways, enabling them to participate in knowledge exchange creatively and extend the impact of their work.
I have performed, led workshops and guest lectured at a number of festivals including…