Introduction to communicating research ShareThis


Research no longer ends with a published academic paper – communicating the findings effectively to different audiences is now an important part of the research process. This introductory workshop provides a basic overview of some of the key communications skills and methods available to researchers today.


9:30            Registration and refreshments

10:00          Introduction and programme overview Meghan Rainsberry, CLOSER Communications Manager

10:15          Translating longitudinal research into plain English Plain English Campaign

11:15          Tea/coffee

11:30          Practical session: Writing in plain English

12:30          Lunch

13:15          Concurrent practical sessions

Engaging policymakers Meghan Rainsberry, CLOSER Communications Manager

Dealing with the media Dara O’Hare, ALSPAC Communications Manager

Writing impact & communications statements (TBC)

14:45          Tea/coffee break and communications surgery

15:15          Innovations in research communications

15:15          Innovative uses of social media Sierra Williams, Managing Editor, LSE Impact Blog

15:45          Q&A

16:00          Session 4: Data visualisation Guardian Digital Agency

16:30          Q&A

16:45          End