Videos: How to communicate your research effectively
Watch two new 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:
- Ian Hamilton: Senior Lecturer in Addiction and Mental Health at the University of York, and regular writer for The Independent
- Adrianne Hill: Director of Communications, Jump Media
- Freya Robb: Press Officer, Science Media Centre
- Rob Calder: Website Editor, Society for the Study of Addiction
Session 1: Top tips on science communication
“If I’m writing about a particular topic…it’s a win-win because obviously the article goes out but also I feel a little bit wiser than I was about that topic.” -Ian Hamilton
Session 2: Questions from the audience
The Early Career Research Network was started by Inge Kersbergen and is run by SSA fellows and staff. For more information, or to be added to the Early Career Research network mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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