Research Comms Podcast: Dr Peter Hotez on Vaccines

Research Comms Podcast: Dr Peter Hotez on Vaccines

In this episode Dr Hotez opens up about why he is so angry with those spearheading the anti-vaccine movement and he talks about his new book 'Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism' which debunks some of the most prevalent anti-vaccine myths, as well as telling the story of his life as the father of a daughter with autism.

Research Comms Podcast: Will Storr on The Science of Storytelling

Research Comms Podcast: Will Storr on The Science of Storytelling

Will Storr is an award winning author, journalist and storytelling speaker, whose most recent book ‘The Science of Storytelling’ unpicks why storytelling is such an essential part of being human, and how we can use science and our understanding of the human brain to become better, more powerful storytellers and, by extension, better communicators.

CLICK. PLAY. ENGAGE: Why Is Video Such a Powerful Way to Communicate Research?

CLICK. PLAY. ENGAGE: Why Is Video Such a Powerful Way to Communicate Research?

The first excerpt from ebook ‘Click. Play. Engage: How Video Content Could Transform the Way You Engage Audiences with Your Research’. This chapter looks at why video is such a powerful way to tell research stories.

The Science Media Centre's Fiona Fox on Scientists Engaging with the Press

The Science Media Centre's Fiona Fox on Scientists Engaging with the Press

Established in 2002 by Fiona Fox, the Science Media Centre, was set up to act as a bridge between journalists and the science community in the UK. In this episode of the Research Comms podcast Fiona Fox talks about the early days of the SMC, as well as reflecting on how things have changed in the seventeen years since it started, on the impact of digital technology on science journalism, and on the dangers of scientists retreating to their ivory towers.

Dr Kat Arney on Podcasts, Science Storytelling and more...

Dr Kat Arney on Podcasts, Science Storytelling and more...

Kat Arney is an award-winning science writer, author, presenter, broadcaster, podcaster and public speaker. In this episode of Research Comms she shares her scicomm experiences and talks frankly about some of the big issues facing the science communication sector.

Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt on Communicating with People Across Cultural Divides

Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt on Communicating with People Across Cultural Divides

In this episode of Research Comms social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt, author of the superb book ‘The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion’ talks about how we can break down barriers by talking to people’s ‘elephants’ and why the defence of viewpoint diversity in academic and research institutions is one of the most critical battles of our times.

Book of the Month: Creativity Inc.

Book of the Month: Creativity Inc.

This book, charting the phenomenal rise of one of the world's most successful creative powerhouses, Pixar Animation Studios, offers valuable insights for any leader who is looking to manage innovation or harness the creative energy of a team. Heads of communication, public engagement managers, lab directors, team leaders...this one's for you!

Book of the Month #2: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

Book of the Month #2: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

This month’s book of the month is ‘The Righteous Mind’ by social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt. It’s a riveting work that explores why people hold such wildly differing moral beliefs and looks at how we can work to overcome the cultural boundaries that divide us.