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Creative Communication: Making Research Visible, Accessible and Engaging
Wed 19 April 2017, 13:00 – 15:00 BST
As part of the 'Creative Communication: seminar and workshop series’ Sarah Chapman and Jack Leahy will be talking about their work, which focuses on creative dissemination of Cochrane reviews and other health evidence through social media. As well as giving an overview of their dissemination work, they will show how the findings of one Cochrane review were shared in multiple formats and the impact of these activities. Through a series of brief activities, you will have a chance to start building a communication plan for your research.
Jack Leahy is the Communications and Engagement Officer for Cochrane UK. He is responsible for managing the digital presence of Cochrane UK, measuring impact, and the development of new evidence products. He graduated from the University of Bristol with an MSci in Chemistry in 2014, he then worked in drug policy reform before joining Cochrane UK in early 2016. He is interested in the ways in which research can be disseminated to effect change from practice through to policy.
Sarah Chapman is the Knowledge Broker at Cochrane UK where her work focuses on creative dissemination of Cochrane reviews and other health evidence through social media, including writing and editing the Evidently Cochrane blog. She has a keen interest in exploring ways to share health evidence widely and encourage engagement with it. Before joining Cochrane UK in 2007, Sarah worked for a number of UK-based institutions, including the University of Oxford and the Royal College of Nursing Institute, conducting systematic reviews in several areas of health. Before that, she qualified as a nurse and has degrees in Modern History from the University of Oxford and in the history of women¹s health and illness in early modern England (MPhil, University of Reading).
PLEASE NOTE THE SEMINAR WILL BE VIDEOLINKED TO TRURO KNOWLEDGE SPA F08 AND PLYMOUTH JOHN BULL BUILDING MR10