Improving your science communication: An interactive webinar

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Ashleigh Homer, ASPA communications chair
Location: Zoom

Improving your science communication: An interactive webinar for physical activity and health researchers, industry, policy-makers, and practitioners

Effective communication underpins the success of research, program, policy, and career achievements. In this one-hour interactive webinar, you will learn ways to build and improve your spoken and written communication skills from science communication expert Dr. Michael Wheeler.   

This webinar is suitable for all science communication experience levels and will teach you characteristics of effective communication, how to spot effective communication and adopt such techniques, and the fundamentals of effective writing in differing contexts. The techniques learned in this webinar are suitable to all in the physical activity and health field, and can be adapted to a wide array of communication modes such as networking (conferences, elevator pitches, etc.), interviews (job, media, etc.), and written communication (media, research, etc.). 

About the speaker: 

Michael Wheeler is an Executive Dean Health Research Fellow within the Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes at Deakin University. His research focuses on understanding how physical activity and sedentary behaviour affect cardiovascular, cognitive, and metabolic function. Michael is also passionate about science communication and lectures on this topic at The University of Melbourne. He is the co-founder and co-host of the “Let’s Talk Scicomm” podcast along with A/Prof Jen Martin from The University of Melbourne. The podcast aims to share insights on how to effectively communicate science to a variety of audiences. 

Michael Wheeler. Deakin profile photos August 9 2022