Sharing your story: an introduction to research communication with Dr. Jen Martin
About this Event
As a researcher, it’s essential you learn how to talk and write about your research in a variety of ways and for different audiences: even the most brilliant research is wasted if no one knows it has been done or if your target audience isn’t able to understand it. In this session we’ll talk about the fundamentals of effective communication. In particular, we’ll focus on what engaging research communication looks like when speaking, writing or communicating by social media.
Dr Jen Martin spent many years working as a field ecologist until she decided the most useful thing she could contribute as a scientist was to teach other scientists how to be effective and engaging communicators. Jen founded, leads and teaches the University of Melbourne’s acclaimed Science Communication Teaching Program. She is deeply committed to helping scientists develop the skills they need to be visible, make connections and have impact.
Jen also practices what she preaches: for nearly 15 years she’s been talking about science each week on 3RRR, Australia’s largest community radio station, she writes a popular science blog, is a member of the Science Gallery Melbourne Leonardos and writes for CSIRO’s Double Helix Magazine. Jen was named the Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication for 2019.
In order to face the imposter syndrome head-on, Jen is currently embracing a variety of new challenges. These include hosting medical podcasts, writing a science communication textbook and running marathons.