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Writer and researcher 

I am a writer and researcher with a focus on complex systems, sustainability and civil society. I also have a background in comms, working with the Women's Budget Group and Climate Parliament. I work across mediums from social media to long-form articles and reports.

I have a Master's degree with distinction in media practice for development and social change in which I worked across a number of mediums to explore how storytelling can make the world a better place.

I am also part of freelance collective Iris + Birch. We use multidisciplinary approaches to hold space for complex issues and systems change. You can find out more on our website.


"Elle wrote copy for ten case studies on the business use of design. Despite the difficult nature of the brief, (to condense hour-long interviews with a diversity of business leaders, each with their own ‘twist’ on the definition of design, into 500 words) the results were excellent. Pithy, readable, and true to the nature of the conversations, I was very pleased with the final copies.

Elle was very amenable to making changes, and her desire to deliver Design Council’s vision shone through.  She made efforts to understand what we wanted, who our readership was, and how we might want to use these case studies. She is hardworking and reliable, turning around copy often much faster than expected. We would work with Elle again and recommend her to others."


Sabina Dewfield, Research and Evaluation Manager, Design Council

"Elle Davis is an excellent content writer and strategist. She always understands the brief provided and can turn even the most mundane into exciting, engaging copy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Elle for any content project."


Simon Iatrou, Senior Consultant, Magenta Associates

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