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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)

Maximise the impact of your work

How to maximise the impact of your work

In this blog post, we’ll look at a few different ways that research communication professionals like you can squeeze every drop of value out of all your projects. There’ll be many demands on your time working for a charity. You could be helping your colleagues with corporate fundraising one minute, then responding to a supporter’s … Continue reading How to maximise the impact of your work