When: Wednesday 14th November, 10:20am – 11:20am
Where: L1, Level 2 to the left of the registration/foyer area, down the hallway and through the doors on the right
At Mater we believe that scientists speaking about their own research make the best science communicators.
Effective communication skills are critical to create awareness of research beyond the scientific community, yet researchers rarely receive training to help them better engage with the general public.
The inability to communicate science to a general audience can decrease the impact and translational potential of research. Consumers also represent a critical—and often overlooked—engine of research funding.
To improve researcher interaction with consumers and attract interest from potential donors, Mater has launched the BRIDGE program.
This program provides scientists with comprehensive training on how to effectively engage with consumers and convey the importance of their research in an accessible way.
Shannon Ryan, Engagement Coordinator, Mater Group
Mark Ryan, Senior Manager Engagement – Strategy, Mater Group