New Visual Summary for Dr Jo Bates, Sheffield Uni

I met Dr Jo Bates from the University of Sheffield during a ‘Data and Society’ module as part of my Data Science MSc. I enjoyed her course because it made us think about data ethics in our society. After completing my course, she approached us…

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What We Learned From Failing To Meet Client Expectations

When I founded Research Retold, failing to meet client expectations was not exactly the first scenario I prepared for. This is probably because my brain was trying to protect me from a reality that’s not easy to confront. After a year of successfully managing and…

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Policy Brief for Dr Kokkinis, GLOBE, Warwick University

I was introduced to Dr Andreas Kokkinis and Dr Celine Tan from Warwick University after creating a 4-page visual summary on labour standards for Dr James Harrison. While impressed with the stand-alone document that was presented to policymakers in Brussels with great success and impact,…

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Illustrations and Infocomics – Ways to Present Research

This post explores the definition of illustrations and infocomics and how they can be used in research communication. Are you ready to find out how illustrations and infocomics can be useful for presenting research? Let’s begin! What are illustrations and infocomics? Before we offer an…

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Policy Briefs – Ways to Present Research

  This blog focuses on four important aspects of writing policy briefs, offering practical examples of their structure. In contrast to infographics and visual summaries, the clue is in the name with policy briefs. The policy angle is key when producing a policy brief. Therefore,…

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Visual Summaries – Ways to Present Research

This post explores the definition of visual summaries and their use for research communication. It looks at four key steps: planning ahead and organising content, focusing on the key messages, ensuring the visual enhance the text and including a call to action. The term ‘visual summary’…

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Infographics – Ways to Present Research

Whenever I introduce my business to people and explain what we do, almost 90% of the time the reply is ‘Oh, so like using infographics, right?’. People immediately relate to the word infographics and get what service we offer. I think people are right to…

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What does it mean to ‘retell research’?

Each year approximately £6 billion are invested in research in the UK (UKRI). One problem is that the resulting research findings are under-utilised in decision-making processes because those who need to implement them don’t understand either a) the jargon and what the research did and…

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New Visual Research Summary for Pf Caroline Dyer, Leeds University

I was introduced to Pf Caroline Dyer through a previous client, Pf Cristina Leston-Bandeira, also from the University of Leeds. We collaborated with Cristina in June this year and, following from that, she introduced us to Caroline. When Caroline and I connected we agreed to…

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Infographics and research

The use of infographics has seen a boom in 2013-2014 and for some talking about them in 2016 might seem a bit passé. But it’s important to remember that some industries may not have been so quick to catch on with the trend and that there is…

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