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Visual communication portfolio

This page showcases examples of how I have transformed information so that it is shown more visually.

Hover over each image to see the results of the transformation

1. Gender neutral words and how they are perceived

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HCI, human–computer interaction.

Data from a Canadian study in which participants were asked to think about one of these words for 10 seconds and then to draw an image of it. Only complete responses, with an image and corresponding  questionnaire data, were included (equivalent to 757 unique responses).

Bradley A, et al. Gendered or Neutral? Considering the Language of HCI. Graphics Interface Conference 2015, 3–5 June; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2. Current clinical trials of fremanezumab for migraine

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All clinical trial information is from (last accessed January 2024). Menstrual migraine icon adapted from an icon by Karolina B from the Noun Project. Urinary urgency syndrome icon adapted from an icon by Nubaia Karim Barsha from the Noun Project.

3. Where biological instinct comes from

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Behaviour icon adapted from an icon by SeeMoo from the Noun Project. Motivation icon adapted by an icon by Tippawan Sookruay from the Noun Project.

4. Why we make art

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•Imagination is when we can think about something that we don’t have experience of

•Having the ability to imagine something was beneficial for our survival as a species as it allowed us to consider we would do in a particular situation, rather than just reacting instinctively to what’s happening around us

•Imagination also gave us the ability to think of things to create that we haven’t seen – so we could think about ways to make new and different tools to help our survival

•So the ability to make art was essentially an added benefit, or a side effect, of the way we evolved to have a good imagination


•Gradual changes in our genetic make-up over time gave us the ability to use our hands to make tools, to hunt and to prepare food for cooking and eating – these changes gave us a survival advantage over other species

•These same changes also gave us the ability to create other things – like arts and crafts.

•So again, the ability to make art was essentially an added benefit, or a side effect, of the way we evolved to have good dexterity in our hands

5. Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy

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•Poor glycaemic control


Newer risk factors



•Hormonal influence - leptin and adiponectin

•Vitamin D

•Oxidative stress

•Genetic factors

Shukla UV, Tripathy K. Diabetic Retinopathy. [Updated 2023 Aug 25]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan-. Available from: Last accessed February 2024.
Blood pressure icon created by Jamil Akhtar from Noun Project.

6. Impact of menopause on work

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•As the life expectancy and working age of women increase, many can expect to spend more than one-third of their lives in menopause, with a significant proportion of this in employment.

•Symptoms that most commonly affect employees at work: fatigue, difficulty sleeping, poor concentration and poor memory

•When evaluating the impact of menopausal symptoms on working life, 65% stated that symptoms had affected their work performance

•When ranking workplace supports, 29% selected manager awareness about menopause as the most important, followed closely by flexible working times (both 29%). Temperature and ventilation control  was considered most important by 13% of participants.

1. O'Neill MT, et al.. Occup Med (Lond) 2023; 73(6): 332–338.

Data from a Irish study of 407 hospital workers who were either menopausal at the time of the survey or had already gone through menopause. The survey was voluntary and distributed using email.

Fatigue icon created by dDara from Noun Project. Concentration icon adapted from an icon created by Maxim Basinski from Noun Project.

7. Primary symptoms of autism

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  • Lack of or delay in speech

  • Poor non-verbal communication

  • Repetitive movement, including flapping arms and other self-stimulating behaviours

  • Minimal eye contact

  • Diminished interest in friendships

  • Lack of spontaneous or imaginative play

  • Compromised empathy, insight and sociability

  • Diminished capacity for emotional reciprocity

  • Rigidity

  • Highly focused interests

  • A fascination with objects such as spinning wheels and sparkling things

Solomon A. Far From the Tree. Vintage, London 2014.

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