Watch two videos from the Early Career Research Network event on science communication, featuring top tips from a panel of experts and a Q&A session.

This Early Career Research Network event focused on how to become a more effective science communicator. Communicating research to a wide audience helps to ensure that treatments for addiction are based on research. Effective forms of science communication can influence policy and can reduce stigma for people who use drugs. Disseminating your findings outside of academia is also increasingly required by funders and employers.

“It’s such a sign of a trustworthy good scientist to…not feel the pressure to just try answer a question they can’t really answer. And that’s absolutely fine – a journalist should respect that and you should feel confident in being able to say that.” -Freya Robb

The event was hosted on Zoom on 16 March 2022, and featured a panel of experts:

Session 1: Top tips on science communication

Session 2: Questions from the audience

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