Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw is a public policy and public narrative researcher. She has held roles across academic, government and non-government organisations translating knowledge, and working to get evidence for collective wellbeing at the heart of decision making. She has a PhD in Health Psychology from Victoria University and is the author of A Matter of Fact. Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World a BWB text. Jess is co-director of The Workshop, a research organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand that uses scientific methods to find narrative strategies that deepen people’s thinking about complex issues and their policy solutions.