Richie Hodgson

Richie Hodgson - Marketing and Communications Manager, Women & Infants Research Foundation

Richie Hodgson

Marketing and Communications Manager, Women & Infants Research Foundation

State or Territory:

  • Western Australia

Primary position including institution/organisation:

  • National Alliance Communications Manager, and Media, Marketing and Communications Manager, Women and Infants Research Foundation

About Richie Hodgson

  • For more than 12 years his work as a science and medical research communicator has focussed on facilitating public engagement with research, helping to inspire the next generation of scientists and advocating for the importance of science and medical research.
  • He brings extensive communications, media and marketing experience within the health and medical research sectors, and has also worked  across a number of state and federal government departments and as a freelance journalist. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Accounting.

Why does preventing early birth matter to you?  

“I’ve always considered it a distinct pleasure to work with great minds to ensure their incredibly important research is understood and acknowledged far outside of scientific and academic circles.I see my role as a real ‘value-add’ service. Even the best research needs assistance and expertise to ensure its findings reach the people, platforms, supporters and stakeholders that require it most.

“As equally as important as translating complex research studies into plain English communications to support our media and marketing activities, is being able to sit down with mothers and fathers who have been through a preterm birth experience. 

“These are incredible powerful stories - some with a happy ending, and some with absolutely heart-breaking conclusions. It shows such strength and courage from parents of premmie babies to share these most personal of stories with a complete stranger, and it’s my distinct pleasure to treat these stories with the utmost respect and give them the platform they rightly deserve.”
The Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance is working to safely lower the rate of early birth across Australia.