Scientists are asked frequently to communicate their science to non-scientific audiences in both writing and speaking. Yet were rarely trained in the public-speaking and media skills required to do this effectively.

Projects related to this topic could address questions such as:

  • How does training of scientists need to change to address this discrepancy?
  • Does involving scientists directly in public communication of science (eg for education) make a difference?
  • Would it be more effective to employ professional communicators with scientific knowledge?

Supervisor: Dr Louise Kuchel