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Effective Science Communication

A practical guide to surviving as a scientist
Sam Illingworth, Grant Allen


Effective Science Communication: A practical guide to surviving as a scientist is devoted to the variety of ways that scientists are expected to communicate in their day-to-day professional lives. It includes practical advice on how to publish your work in scientific journals, apply for grants, and effectively communicate your research to both scientific and non-scientific audiences. There are chapters devoted to constructing a digital footprint, dealing with the media, and influencing science policy. There are a number of useful exercises throughout the book that will help you to become a more effective communicator, providing a helping hand in your scientific journey to not only survive, but to prosper in the process.

About Editors

Sam Illingworth is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University. His current research looks at ways in which science can be used to empower society, as well as the relationship between science and poetry. Grant Allen is a Reader in Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester where his research interests focus on trace gas measurement methods and remote sensing.

Table of Contents

Author biographies
1 Introduction
2 Publishing work in academic journals
3 Applying for funding
4 Presenting
5 Outreach and public engagement
6 Engaging with the mass media
7 Establishing an online presence
8 Science and policy
9 Other essential research skills


Hardback ISBN: 9780750311717

Ebook ISBN: 9780750311700

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1170-0

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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