Tim Haydon has worked in writing, strategy, communications and public affairs capacities in government, corporate, academic, media, and non-government sectors. His work has encompassed higher education, nuclear science and technology, human rights, media and communications, law, banking and finance, the arts, political science, information technology, and health and medicine. Since 2007 he has been consulting to universities and the research sector, in several capacities. He assists individuals, teams, centres and consortia with funding submissions and strategy (e.g. for ARC, NHMRC, government, industry and philanthropy; local, national and international) and runs strategy, reviewing and writing workshops. He helps develop and write strategies (e.g. university strategic plans, research and infrastructure strategies). He has also worked on the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative since it was trialled in 2009. Tim specialises in developing strategy and in communicating complex topics in an accessible manner.