Inclusive science communication: Lessons from studying police officers

In this post, Claire discusses lessons learnt during her studies about how to improve communication between groups using inclusive science communication. Claire Förster recently finished her PhD at Swansea University. She used ethnographic methods to explore how emotions affect interactions…

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Presenting for audiences outside of academia

In this blogpost,  Julian Gosliga discusses the topic of presenting for audiences outside of academia. Julian is a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. In his current role and during his PhD, Julian…

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Starting a postdoc in a pandemic

To discuss the unique aspects of starting a postdoc in a pandemic, we’re collaborating with Dr Ben Purvis, from the University of Sheffield. Ben is an early career researcher in sustainability science, urban studies and modelling in the School of…

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The benefits of virtual networking for researchers

To discuss the benefits of virtual networking for researchers we’re collaborating with Mariam Abood from Scientistt. Mariam is a Masters student of Women’s Studies at the University of York and Content Manager for Scientistt.net. Scientistt is an exciting new platform…

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Diversifying your skill set during your PhD

To discuss the importance of diversifying your skill set during your PhD, we’re collaborating with Cher Farrugia from the University of Sheffield. Cher is a PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. Her work investigates the role…

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Communication tips for engaging patients with research online

To share communication tips for engaging patients with research online we partnered with Dr Kate Hill from the University of Leeds. Kate is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Medicine. Kate got in touch with us after organising…

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Academic writing tips to write longer and be productive

In this blogpost, Vera Chan shares her academic writing tips to write longer and be productive. I met Vera on Instagram, after a live video on @researchretold to get to know our community. In this period of self-isolation, social media…

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Increasing representation in science through creativity – Heidi Gardner

Increasing representation in science is key. Whether it’s in the media or in conference panels, it’s important for those underrepresented to break down stereotypes of who can be a scientist. Last year I discovered how this could be done through…

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How to deliver a successful virtual workshop via Zoom

In this blog post we share a three-step process on how to deliver a successful virtual workshop via Zoom. This post is organised in a before, during and after structure to make it easy for you to implement.

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Transitioning to online delivery in the virtual classroom

In this blogpost, Anne-Marie Greenslade shares her tips for transitioning to online delivery of content in the virtual classroom. Anne -Marie previously wrote a blog post on presenting sensitive information in creative ways

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