Claire Harris

Communication and Marketing Specialist | Science, Tech, Engineering
Innovate Communicate
Evaluation and Insights Manager - Communication
Cowork Coplay initiative (Canberra)

Canberra, ACT

Contact me for

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


Entrepreneur and Founder of Innovate Communicate, Claire Harris is a marketing-communication and science professional with a passion for innovation, inclusion and positive change. 

Innovate Communicate fills a gap in the market between technical and research sectors and society by providing marketing and communication services to organisations and businesses working in science, technology, engineering, maths and innovation sectors.

Claire has worked in science-related fields for over 20 years and her current focus areas are: environment, agriculture, health, defence and defence industry, technology, and social policy (in particular gender equity).

With a B. Environmental Science and Grad Dip in Communication, she began her career as an environmental scientist conducting fisheries research in cane drains. (She’s not afraid of mud!) 

Claire is a Certified Practising Marketer (with the Australian Marketing Institute) and is currently undertaking a Diploma of Digital Technologies.

Before starting in business, Claire worked for state and federal government departments, CSIRO and universities in Australia and the UK. Roles included science/research, policy advice, knowledge management and communication/stakeholder engagement.

As well as her work with Innovate Communicate, Claire is also involved in a number of business-related networking groups and advocacy. In 2019 she founded Cowork Coplay, a social enterprise providing popup coworking with childminding for people with big dreams and little kids (paused due to Covid).

Claire lives in Canberra with her husband, daughter, two demanding Russian Blue cats and two cheeky guinea pigs.