Amanda Niehaus

MSc, Ecology
Simon Fraser University
PhD, ecological physiology
University of Queensland
The Breeding Season
Science writer

Research Assistant
UQ Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Taringa, QLD

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a biologist and an award-winning writer living in Brisbane, Australia. I began studying and writing fiction in 2014, published my first literary short story in 2015 (here), won my first major award in 2017 (here), and my first novel ā€” called THE BREEDING SEASON ā€” will be published by Allen & Unwin in September 2019 (read more about that here). Iā€™m so excited! I teach (and write) creative writing with a dash of science, and you can find out about upcoming workshops here.

In addition to my creative work, I collaborate with university researchers, academics, and leadership teams to improve the communication of their ideas and outcomes in grants, papers, and reports. I work across all disciplinary fields, not just science. I also coach early career researchers to improve writing skills via workshops or one-on-one sessions.