About

Cobi at a workshop in Bangkok, July 2013. Photo credit: Dipta Chakma

Cobi at a workshop in Bangkok, July 2013.
Photo credit: Dipta Chakma

This is the online portfolio of me – Cobi Smith. I’m pictured on the right, in work mode. There are also photos of me looking less serious.

I’m currently in Geneva based in CERN focused on the UNITAR-UNOSAT project geotagx.org, part of Citizen Cyberlab.

March-June I was a Visiting Scholar at Melbourne Law School, incorporating international law and human rights into my science communication PhD.

My PhD is with the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. It’s part-time as I’ve been working throughout, as well as taking leave for intensive project work. I started my PhD originally as an MPhil when I returned to Australia from Cambridge.

Until March 2014 I was an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development for a year with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), based in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.  I was based within AIPP’s research and communication development team supporting their environment, gender, human rights and capacity building programs.

Sometimes I’m also a comedian or producer, information about which is at Time to Krill.

I’ve lived on five continents, specifically in the countries Australia, Canada, Chile, England, France, Italy, Switzerland and Thailand. Officially I’m an Australian citizen, but philosophically I consider myself a citizen of the world.

Once upon a time I was a broadcast journalist, then writer, editor, producer, developer, researcher… now I embrace being all of those things to varying degrees on different projects. Most of my work is in science, technology, environment, health and development. Concise Science (one of the domains you might reach this site through) was the name of my UK business when I was based there, and is the name through which I do freelance/consulting work in Australia.

If you have a science/tech/human rights/development project you’d like me to get involved with, please email me with some details about you, the project and your budget at:

cobi @ concisescience . com (remove the spaces – they supposedly reduce spam).

If  you’d like to book me as MC, performer or guest for your show, then email me with some details about you, the project and your budget at:

cobi @ timetokrill . com

If you want to participate in geotagx.org you can just start doing so! It’s an open project. If you want to develop a module with it, email me at:

cobi . smith @ unitar . org

If you want to talk about CERN projects like the Webfest then email me at:

cobi . smith @ cern . ch

If you want to talk about my PhD research, then email me at:

cobi . smith @ anu . edu . au

if you find this array of email addresses too bewildering and overwhelming, you can write a comment on the bottom of this page instead and I’ll get back to you. It won’t appear on the site. Or use Twitter, I check that often.

Transparency is important to me; I’m becoming something of an open activist. In the interests of transparency, here are lists of organizations and causes I’ve been involved with. They’re roughly divided into whether money or in-kind support have flowed from them to me, or from me to them. But there’s (inevitably?) some overlap. If you’re involved with an organisation that I’ve overlooked, do send me an email to remind me and I can add it to the list.

My work has been supported by these organisations:

I have supported or been involved with the following organisations:

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