About me

I am a freelance consultant who helps science and research organizations position themselves and boost impact. I offer the following services:

  • Advice on strategic communications and influencing tactics based on organizational aspirations, stakeholder mapping, and needs such as funding.
  • Design and run foresight processes to help organizations understand potential futures and plan effectively.
  • Situational awareness analysis of the funding, scientific and policy environment relevant to organizational activities and goals.
  • Researching and writing of organizational strategy documents, reports and evaluations.

I specialize in European organizations in both public and private sectors, universities and not-for-profits but also offer services to other parts of the world including multilateral scientific organizations and programs.

Please contact me if you would like to find out how I could help your organization.

I use this website (under the ‘Topics’ tab on the top right of the page) for some of the background research that informs the advice I give. Sincere thanks to all the dedicated and insightful people who are quoted.

Dr. William Burns PhD MSc

PhD-qualified science policy advisor with 15 years’ experience at the science-policy interface (last six years spent in the climate change, sustainability and environment field). I have advised government agencies, universities and international organizations on science and research.


Email: william@resorg.news / tel.: +44 7483 897 162 / LinkedIn