Curvenote Hires Mike Morrison to Redesign Science Communication

Curvenote, a company dedicated to improving the way researchers write, communicate, and publish their science, is excited to announce the hire of Mike Morrison as their newest team member. Mike is a well-known science communication advocate with a background in UX design and a PhD in psychology.

Dr. Morrison is best known for starting the #betterposter movement, which has reached over a million people directly and improved poster conferences worldwide. His mission is to make science user-friendly and accessible to everyone. “Every improvement in the user experience and communication of science means that a cure for a disease or progress towards climate action is a little bit easier, a little bit closer.” Dr. Morrison brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Curvenote and will play a key role in helping the company redesign science communication starting with the scientific paper.

“We are thrilled to have Mike join our team at Curvenote,” said CEO and co-founder, Dr. Rowan Cockett. “Mike is a leader in science communication and shares our passion for making science accessible. His experience and insights will be invaluable as we continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in science communication.”

At Curvenote, Mike will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts to redesign the scientific paper, making it more user-friendly, engaging, and accessible to a wider audience. He will also work closely with the team to help researchers communicate their work more effectively, whether it’s through posters, talks, journals, or other forms of scientific communication.

“I’m super excited to join Curvenote.” Mike said. “Improving the usability of scientific articles is one of the most important challenges in science, and I deeply believe that Curvenote is building something revolutionary that I’m excited to be a part of. I’ve been a long time fan, and now I get to join the effort!”

Steve Purves, CTO and co-founder of Curvenote, echoed Dr. Cockett’s sentiments. “Mike’s expertise in UX design and science communication will be invaluable to our team,” he said. "We’re excited to see the impact he’ll have both at Curvenote and the scientific community as a whole.”

About Curvenote: Curvenote is committed to making writing and publishing scientific research more impactful, collaborative, and enjoyable—with a focus on creating next-generation interactive scientific articles. Mike’s hire is a significant step towards achieving this goal to help researchers create clear, engaging, and accessible scientific communication.

For more information on Curvenote, please visit the Curvenote website at

Contact: Rowan Cockett CEO, Curvenote

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