Communicating your research

Social impact

Your paper may be valued by your peers, but increasingly, that’s only one piece of the puzzle. These days, funders often ask you to show your work has relevance beyond the academic arena too.

But what form should that societal impact take and how can you demonstrate it? In this series of modules, we explore some definitions and measurements. We look at how you can bring a wider audience in contact with your work and some of the unexpected outcomes. We also explore the topic of lay summaries and how they can introduce your research to a whole new group of readers.

What you will find
  • What is societal impact
  • Advice on sharing your research more widely
  • Tips on writing a great lay summary
3 modules
1 h
Social impact

How to build empathy in research

In this webinar, our experts focus on three tools for building empathy in research: interviewing, journey mapping and Photovoice. Also, they discuss ways of adapting these tools across sectors; including academia, industry and clinical settings.
1.5 h
Social impact

Standing up for Science

Science and the media: A panel of a researcher, journalist and press officer will share their experiences of engaging with the media and the public.
1 h
Social impact

How to write a lay summary

Journal articles are written with researchers in mind, so the content isn’t always easy to follow for people outside academia…or even that field of st

Ensuring visibility

With so much new research published each year, it’s never been more important to actively promote your paper. In this series of modules, we share some useful tips to help you increase the visibility of your work. 

You will hear about the importance of SEO, (search engine optimization), and the points to consider when writing your paper. We introduce some of the tools available to support you and help you track your efforts. 

What you will find
  • How to prepare for promotion at the writing stage
  • Actions you can take post-publication
  • Tips for tracking and measuring your success
6 modules
1 h
Ensuring visibility

提高影響力:參加學術研討會的技巧

學術研討會構成了科學研究中不可分割的重要部分,無論是想要分享研究成果還是想要跟進領域內的最新動態,大多數研究者的科研生涯中都免不了要去參加學術會議。 
1 h
Ensuring visibility

How to promote yourself and your research as an Early Career Researcher

What does it take to be successful as an early career researcher? How much does communicating your research make a difference?
1 h
Ensuring visibility

Seven strategies for scientists to communicate their research and create a brand

With societal impact being the primary goal of research, asking researchers to create a brand for themselves might sound counter-intuitive.
30 m
Ensuring visibility

Conference skills for researchers

Learn how to get your work accepted into academic conferences and make the most of your time as a delegate.
12 m
Ensuring visibility

Social Media for Researchers

Gain practical insights into how researchers can leverage the power of social media.
40 m
Ensuring visibility

How to promote your research for maximum impact

This wide-ranging module is packed with useful advice to help you increase the visibility of your paper.

Inclusion and Diversity for Researchers

According to recent data, diversity in academia leads to more impactful scientific research. Therefore, creating an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed is critical to the advancement of science. But how does one go about this?

In this section of Researcher Academy, various experts will share to introduce the basic concepts of I&D, as well as a “how-to” manual on addressing these issues specifically in academia. These webinars are aimed at anyone in academia who is interested in I&D awareness, education and setting up an I&D program where they work.

What you will find
5 modules
1 h
Inclusion and Diversity for Researchers

Minorities in STEM: Barriers they face in academia and pathways to allyship

What are the barriers faced by women, ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ colleagues in their career progression in STEM?
1 h
Inclusion and Diversity for Researchers

Reflections on making an inclusive research environment

People in the LGBTQI+ communities can be misrepresented within research and academic communities.
40 m
Inclusion and Diversity for Researchers

How your research can make an impact on society

Societal impact – you’ve heard the phrase but what does it mean and why is it important? We solve the mystery.
1 h
Inclusion and Diversity for Researchers

How to create impact with patient and public involvement

Research in health and medical sciences is always inevitably carried out with the intention to bring some benefit to the public.
1 h
Inclusion and Diversity for Researchers

How to integrate sex, gender, and intersectional analysis into research

In this module, experts will speak on how researchers can integrate sex, gender, and intersectional analysis into the design of their research