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Research Week 2019 - Writing for the public: tips and tricks

Thu, 7 February, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  Add to calendar


  • Level 4 - Room 4.k

Publishing in academic journals is prestigious, but how about sharing your research with a broader audience? Our expert panel includes academics and staff from Science, Business, and UTS' Marketing and Communication Unit. They will talk about their experiences in writing for the mass media, and share their tips and tricks. 

Session highlights:

  • hear from our panel of experts: Science, Business, and the Marketing and Communication Unit (MCU)
  • learn how to craft your pitch for publishing in The Conversation


Dr Jock Collins
, Professor, UTS Business School and Co-Director of the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre at UTS. 

Dr Collins' research interests centre on an interdisciplinary study of immigration and cultural diversity in the economy and society. He has published 10 books and over 100 academic journal articles which have been published in over 10 different languages. Dr Collins has had visiting academic appointments in the UK, Canada, Sweden and the United States and has consulted to the International Labour Organisation and Organisation for Economic Co-opertation and Development.

Dr Laura McCaughey, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ithree institute, UTS.

Dr McCaughey was awarded a four year Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellowship straight out of her PhD, which enabled her to establish international collaborations between UTS and the University of Oxford. Laura’s main research questions are ‘How do bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics and how can we identify novel approaches to antibiotic development to overcome this problem?’  

Terry Clinton, Media and Public Relations Officer, UTS Marketing and Communcation Unit.

Shelley Hepworth

Shelley Hepworth is a Section Editor from the Conversation. She joined The Conversation in December 2017. Prior to that, she wrote about media and technology for the Columbia Journalism Review in New York, and spent eight years as an editor and producer at SBS in Sydney.