13 Mar 2014: Early Career Researchers Workshop 1: Effective communication

13 & 14 March 2014 (lunchtime to lunchtime)

Egrove Park, Kennington Road, Oxford, OX1 5NY

To inform policymakers and practitioners, researchers must be able to explain their work and its implications clearly to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences. This workshop will explore various approaches used for communicating research to different audiences, particularly those stakeholders looking for evidence on which to base policy and practice decisions. The main subject will be the built environment and infrastructure sectors.

The workshop will feature facilitated sessions, each focusing on an element of communication. Sessions will include discussions and practical challenges to allow participants to build on their own expertise and to put concepts into practice.

Transferable skills gained during this workshop will help participants enhance the communication of their work, its use and potential impact.

The residential workshop runs across 2 days to allow participants time for in-depth discussions and to maximise networking opportunities.

Workshop organisers

  • Dr Pete Walton, UKCIP (co-ordinator)
  • Roger Street, ARCC network
  • Kay Jenkinson, ARCC network

Expert contributors

  • ┬áJames Painter, Head of Journalism at the Reuters Institute in Oxford focusing on climate change in the media
  • Adam Corner, researcher and writer specialising in the psychology of communicating climate change and in understanding risk


The workshop is aimed at early career researchers including PhD students and post-doctoral researchers near the start of their academic research career (within 5 years of receiving their PhD), but there is a degree of flexibility.

How to apply

Please email Vicky Hayman.