Science Communication Workshop
Communication skills for science graduates
10am – 2pm, 9th May 2015
Room 503-024, University of Auckland Grafton Campus
We are a story telling species. Learning how to communicate complex ideas using narrative techniques, creative tools and audience focus will revolutionise the way in which you connect your ideas to the world. This workshop has been specifically designed for emerging scientists. It will take you through the key principles and techniques for effectively communicating complex concepts with a target audience. Whatever career path you take, communication skills will be key to your success.
Limited spaces, register now! Lunch and morning tea provided!
Dr Siouxsie Wiles: Siouxsie describes herself as a microbiologist and bioluminescence enthusiast, and is Head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland. Siouxsie is also interested in demystifying science for the general public, and raising awareness of the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. She is a blogger and podcaster, as well as being a regular science commentator for Radio NZ’s Nine to Noon programme.
Blair Hesp: Blair is the Managing Director of Kainic Medical Communications, an award-winning company providing freelance medical writing resource to the international medical communications industry. Blair has extensive experience in the medical writing industry in the United Kingdom, where he worked for companies such as Gardiner-Caldwell Communications and Ogilvy Healthworld