About Dr Nat and DrNatJG.com

Cartoon of a man with wild eyes and wild hair typing at a computerWho is Dr Nat?

I'm a Researcher, Communicator, and Leader.

My mission is threefold:

  • Use my Powers for Good.
  • Share the "Good Stuff".
  • Make the World a Better Place.

I manage the production of safe work procedures for wind turbine maintenance at a renewable energy company in New Zealand. I also lead Accessibility Champions who implement an Accessibility Action Plan to promote disability inclusion.

This job has taught me fascinating things about industrial safety, human factors (“human error”), the psychology of effective checklists, and how to lead with influence to bring about change in an organization's culture. It's also allowed me to reinvent myself as a professional technical communicator and an advocate for disability rights.

What is DrNatJG.com?

This is a place for me to share what I’ve learned, discuss the books I’ve read, and start a conversation on topics that interest me. 

In 2021 I took a course in digital accessibility which made me rethink my approach to this site. I resolved to make this site as accessible as possible by rebuilding it in Drupal 9. Now this site is more than a blog or a writing portfolio, it's also an experiment where I can learn and demonstrate best practices for web accessibility.

Read more about my reasons for shifting to Drupal.