PhD Workshop: Communicating to wider audiences

Organiser: Other


Attendance type(s): Virtual

Event Dates: 11 Nov 2021

Registration Deadline: 11 Nov 2021

The communicating to wider audiences workshop is an online event for UK PhD and other postgrad students.

The workshop is broken into several segments, over 4 hours, delivered by Dr Stacey Bedwell and Dr Isabelle Butcher. Together Stacey and Isabelle have expertise spanning several fields of science and have first hand experience of successful science communication.

The session will help you to build your skills in science communication. Topics will include why communicating science is important, communicating through writing, orally and other methods, communicating to students, academics, children, the general public, stakeholders and policymakers, what makes a good science communicator and time to try out your newly acquired knowledge.

The workshop includes instructional content, personal experiences, examples of good communication, chances for you to ‘have a go’, feedback and time for questions and discussion.

Dr Stacey Bedwell is a Teaching Fellow at Kings College London and Tutor in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. Stacey was awarded her PhD in 2015 for her work on the anatomical connectivity of the mammalian prefrontal cortex.

Dr Isabelle Butcher is a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at Aston University. Isabelle was awarded her PhD in 2020 for her work on understanding individuals subjective experiences of negative symptoms of schizophrenia.

Stacey and Isabelle have previously held workshops on the human brain and co-authored the popular children’s book ‘Anything you can do, I can do’. They are currently working on a new book to guide students through the science viva.

Contact Details

Name: Dr Stacey Bedwell