Join Dr. Kate Christian as she demystifies the process of effectively communicating your research. In this webinar, you will learn:
- Why you should value research communication (and how this will affect your career)
- The routine steps you can take to better your communication skills
- How to describe the impact of your research
Unfortunately, most researchers do not give communication about their research, or their personal successes, the focus that it deserves. They simply don’t consider the value how good communication about their project, its intentions, and its results adds to their reputation and their quests for further funding.
Join Kate as she describes the impact of research communication—both in and out of the lab. Lab tours, community visits and other dealings with the public can provide wide impact opportunities.
Kate ChristianResearch Alumni Program Manager, Cure Cancer Australia
Kate Christian has worked in health and medical research for over 30 years, mostly for organizations conducting and supporting cancer research. Scientifically trained, she has chosen not to work in a laboratory, but to use her scientific background and a flair for organization to manage research projects and assist scientists with the management of their research. Her objectives have included providing environments and skills which encourage effective, efficient research and to encourage and facilitate communication about that successful research to all stakeholders.
The nature of her work has involved Kate with many early-career researchers in a range of disciplines, and she has developed skills in teaching them how to manage themselves, their research and their careers.
Her recently published book, “Keys to Running Successful Research Projects: All the Things they Never Teach You” is a compilation of the steps she believes it takes to make a successful and productive researcher. All you need to add is good science!
Now, having built up this body of expertise over many years, Kate is developing this learning further by undertaking a PhD. Here she is focusing on the challenges faced by early-career researchers in the sciences in Australia, (which are not dissimilar to those for scientists across the world) and looking for ways to address some of those challenges. The book provides one such tool.