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Finding the story in science

Finding the story in the science

In this blog, we’ll look at some basic storytelling techniques, and how medical research charities can apply them when talking about the scientists they fund. As humans, we are hard-wired to absorb information through stories. Present a series of unconnected facts, and people might forget. Yet, bring them together into a narrative, and they become … Continue reading Finding the story in the science

Science communication – exercises, tools, and tips for researchers

Medical research charities often rely upon scientists to explain their own work in a lay-friendly language their supporters understand. In this blog post, I’ve gathered exercises, tools, and tips that charities can use to help researchers communicate their work.  The researchers your charity funds often have opportunities to explain their work to your charity’s supporters … Continue reading Science communication – exercises, tools, and tips for researchers

Top questions and tips for interviewing scientists

Got an interview with one of your charity’s researchers coming up? In this blog, I share some ideas for questions you can ask and how you make the most of your conversation when you're interviewing scientists.  Putting together a good set of questions for an interview depends on knowing exactly what you want to get … Continue reading Top questions and tips for interviewing scientists

claiming ownership

‘Claiming ownership’ of medical advances (and keeping everyone happy)

Medical research charities want to say: ‘we made this medical advance possible’. But the researchers who did the work may feel uneasy about making such a claim. In this blog, we’ll look at ways to resolve this conflict.  I’m incredibly grateful for the contributions of two experts in public engagement and science communication, who know … Continue reading ‘Claiming ownership’ of medical advances (and keeping everyone happy)