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Communicating your Research: Writing Effectively for the Public (PANEL)

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Sharing your work with broader audiences is a crucial part of being a contemporary researcher. One of the best ways for academics to do this is to write for the public!

This panel discusses the elements of effective research communication, share experiences of writing engaging stories, and provide insight into the editorial processes of online news publications.


PANEL SPEAKERS:

Claire Bowers joined La Trobe as Media Manager at the end of September 2017. She has previously worked for three years at Monash University as media manager and senior media advisor in their science faculty. Claire’s 23-year career in media relations started in London at Penguin Books in the days when press releases had to be faxed because email hadn’t yet been invented (!). She has worked in senior media roles for a number of high profile organisations including The Natural History Museum and the BBC.

Jenny Graves is a La Trobe-based evolutionary geneticist who works on Australian animals. She uses genome comparisons to explore the origin, function and fate of human sex genes and chromosomes, (in)famously predicting the disappearance of the Y chromosome. Jenny has produced three books and more than 400 research articles, and also writes science articles and columns for the public. She received the Academy’s Macfarlane Burnet medal and an AO. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 2006 L’Oreal-UNESCO Laureate for Women in Science, and she just won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science (the first woman to win solo).

Amanda Dunn (Senior editor - Politics and Society, The Conversation). Prior to joining The Conversation, Amanda was a reporter and editor with The Age for 16 years, covering health, education, social policy, pop culture and the arts. She was also news and features editor for The Sunday Age, which included overseeing the paper's coverage of the 2007 federal election. She is also the author of The New Puberty (MUP, 2017).

Panel chair: Professor Chris Mackie


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This panel is reccomended for all Researchers enroled at La Trobe University



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