Engage the world with the stories of your research – it’s not as hard as you think


…let us show you how


Researchers Need To Communicate!

Gone are the days when researchers could communicate their research to the world in one story on the TV or in a newspaper. Gone are the times when researchers had to hand their story over to a journalist who, more often than not, did not tell those stories in the way they ought to. Losing control of your research messages is so last century!

Media Engagement Services teaches researchers how to take control of their communications! We show how to use the online environment and social media to tell the stories of your research as those stories unfold and how to create audiences that are not only interested in your research, they can create the impact your research deserves!

Media Engagement Services offers the years of experience of Associate Professor Paul Willis as both a researcher and as a leading science communicator.

Covid Blues

Most of our clients are struggling with the effects of COVID19 on their operations and budgets, these are hard times for many. This has had a flow-on effect for our business as clients cut back on all areas of their budgets, particularly any activities that are in addition to their core business and that typically involve incursions onto campuses.

But we here as Media Engagement Services are still battling on! We have restructured our presentations so that they can be delivered remotely thus eliminating any question of social distancing.


And the need to teach researchers how to communicate their research is as keen as ever!

So, if you want your researchers trained to tell the world about their incredible research, Media Engagement Services is still able to deliver our presentations anywhere, anytime in a COVID-safe way!

Superb Fairy Wren

Our video Superb Fairy Wrens won

Best Short Documentary 

Royal Wolf Film Festival, Los Angeles

Watch the Video

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MES Seminars

All MES content is now available in seminar formats to fit into your institution's existing seminar series for researcher's professional development.

We can provide 50 minute presentations on all aspects of social media for researchers and creating great content that can be delivered live or remotely via video conferencing facilities.

Fully annotated presentation notes are offered to all seminar attendees.

You can have palaeontologist Paul Willis in your classroom anywhere in the world!

palaeontologist for classroom presentations
Science Presenter Paul Willis

Paul Willis is one of Australia's leading science communicators and is available for your next speaking engagement, MC, panel host or live event coordinator.

What MES can do for your researchers

MES offers seminars which can be made bespoke for your institution or you can choose from our ever-expanding range of pre-prepared seminars. We also can provide workshops, video tutorials and manuals to individuals, universities, institutions empowering researchers to take control of their online outreach. 


This is DIY communications for researchers! All our services and products can be delivered as packages for multiple users within a university or institution. We can also offer retainer relationships with hefty discounts on all our products and services.


MES offers our unique methods, techniques and skill sets delivered in a seminar format.


Our seminars can easily be introduced into existing seminar series within an institution. 

Our seminars can also be offered remotely via online conferencing facilities to save on costs.

Paul Willis

Three-hour workshops that teach researchers how engage the world with their research

Paul Willis presenting workshop

Manuals from the workshops and video tutorials are available as separate Ebook or PDF downloads

Research Communications

Seminars, workshops, video tutorials  and presentation services of Paul Willis can be delivered as packages for institutions 

People at a MES seminar
Outreach Mentoring

MES now offers a mentoring service for individual researchers and research groups to build and maintain their online outreach network.

Our tried and tested methods get results!

Paul Willis presenting a MES seminar

Read and listen to how the methods of MES have worked to increase awareness and create impact for research!

“Busy researchers are often so focused on doing their research that promoting it can be an after thought. As a researcher himself, Paul is able to engage with academics on their level to demystify social media, plus provide tips on how to do it well and make it a natural part of their research process.”

Karen Ashford

Director of Media and Communications

Flinders University

Paul explained clearly that we scientists need to promote our science not just by publishing scientific papers but by using social media. I learnt a lot and how all I need is a mobile phone!

Dr Pat Hutchings
Senior Fellow

Australian Museum Research Institute

“Thanks to the MES course, I've teamed up with some international palaeontologists and podcasters to create a YouTube video series! … Thank you Paul and the MES team!”

Dr Cailtin Syme

School of Biological Sciences

University of Queensland

"I would thoroughly recommend Paul's MES Workshops to anyone seeking to share their research or other work with the world, or just looking for innovative communication and engagement strategies"

Dr Katherine Faull
Program Director, Public Health

Torrens University Australia

"I found it a most engaging workshop, with a good mix of dialogue, practical exercises and theoretical content. I especially appreciated how you took us behind the scenes of text and video journalism, sharing some tricks and tips for how to create great content."

Anthony Reid

Geological Survey of South Australia

"The two day workshop is packed with practical, actionable skills that I can take away and apply in my academic role. It's all about learning how to make the best use of the technology that you already have, the augmentation available to maximise this, and producing good quality online material to get your message out there."

Dr Melinda Stanners

Public Health Lecturer

Torrens University Australia

Making documentaries for Researchers!

View the full documentary here

At MES we have a wealth of experience in making video documentaries.


Now we offer a video-making service specifically for researchers in any field.

Here are two video documentaries produced recently for various research groups

See our Video Portfolio for a taste of the diversity of video content we can make for you!