We’re a Sydney-based writing, editorial and research consultancy with a national reach.
We work on projects that advance the public good in the areas of health and justice.About Ragg & Co
Client: Sydney University
In 2016-17, 90 students from Sydney University took part in four service-learning placements in three Aboriginal community-controlled organisations – Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly in western NSW, and the Tiwi Islands…
Client: Legal Aid NSW
Mark worked with Associate Professor Megan Williams to evaluatethe Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities, which began in 2013 and has since provided free or low cost legal services to…
Client: NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
In late 2018 the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, established a special commission on inquiry into crystal methamphetamine, known more commonly as ice. Mark worked with barristers, solicitors, policy people, paralegals,…
Client: Cancer Council NSW and NSW Health
Over a four year period we worked closely with Cancer Council NSW and NSW Health to understand why smoking rates were higher in people with mental illness than in other…
UTS had plans to develop a new Graduate School of Health. It engaged Ragg & Co several times over a period of years to advise on the initial choice of…
Client: UTS Graduate School of Health
In 2017, the UTS Graduate School of Health added Indigenous health to its range of existing disciplines. We worked with the newly appointed health of discipline, Dr Megan Williams, to…
Described as “a tantalising mystery and a tribute to Sydney, past and present” this novel is Mark’s first work of fiction. It tells the story of the disappearance of the…
Presenting cancer and diet research in an accessible and easy-to-understand format, this book includes a simple plan for healthy eating which could reduce your risk of developing cancer, and more…
As more Australians quit smoking and more areas become smoke-free, some exceptions stood out – people with mental illness, and they facilities in which they were cared for in the…
Ragg & Co has been a trusted provider of health web content to Healthdirect Australia since 2013. During that time Ragg & Co has contributed significantly to the body of work on a range of websites published by Healthdirect Australia, including general health, parenting, mental health and others. The scope of services provided encompasses end-to-end creation of publishing-ready web content, from research of the commissioned topic, through writing, editing and final clinical assurance. As a trusted provider, Ragg & Co has developed close collaborative operational processes with Healthdirect Australia and contributed to process improvement and quality improvement initiatives.
– Andrew Bryant is General Manager, Consumer Health Services at Healthdirect Australia
Dr Mark Ragg is a highly skilled and experienced writer, communicator and policy analyst with a longstanding commitment to advancing health equity and the public interest. He is accomplished in working with complexity, negotiating competing interests, and ensuring effective knowledge translation and impact. He is a person of courage, conviction and integrity.
– Dr Melissa Sweet is managing editor of Croakey Health Media
As the realities of a troubled world become stark, the choices about what we do and who we do it with become more important. The principles espoused by Ragg & Co – equity, truth, transparency, simplicity, complexity and enthusiasm – are not merely words; they mean something to the company. Mark Ragg and his colleagues walk the talk. This is why I do research with Mark. He is a team player who brings a wealth of talent and experience to his work.
– Professor Merrilyn Walton AM is Professor of Medical Education (Patient safety) at the University of Sydney
HealthShare NSW engaged Ragg & Co to produce a complicated project for HealthShare NSW with a strict deadline involving input from a range of stakeholders. Their approach was highly professional, creative suggestions for new approaches were provided and an excellent produce was delivered on time and within budget guidelines.
– Bernadette Keeffe is Acting Deputy Director, Media, Strategic Relations and Communications at NSW Health
As an Indigenous woman undertaking a PhD that promotes Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, I am very grateful to be able to work with Mark as an ally who understands the complexities and the importance of privileging Indigenous voices, and in some instances challenging the status quo. I look forward to working with Mark on many projects well into the future.
– Danielle Manton is Teaching Fellow at the Indigenous health discipline, Graduate School of Health, UTS
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