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South Cloisters Room 3.06, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter, EX1 2LU
17th June 2019
12:30 - 13:30
Katie Featherstone, Reader, Medical Sociology Cardiff University
Nick Daw, Director of Photography
Dawn Driscoll, PR and Communications Consultant, Utley Foundation
Tyler Chambers, Social Media
Sonia Vougioukalou, Patient and Public Involvement, Cardiff University
This seminar is open to all researchers and research-facing professional service staff and is recommended for those interested in using creative methods to engage people with research and disseminate their findings beyond traditional academic journals. A linked workshop follows from 14:00 - 16:00.
Using Stories of Dementia NIHR funded research programme as a case study to discuss the potential pathways to impact, with a focus on the use of film, we will discuss the development of our programme and networks, the daily routines and longer-term strategies we used that have enhanced our ability to have rapid impacts on public discourse, practice, and policy. We will also discuss the key decisions, lessons learnt, and challenges along the way. We describe the pathways to building our community and networks and our strategies to mobilize them in supporting the delivery of our research evidence using film and social media.
We discuss our practical steps in its initial development and the ongoing process of refinement and change in response to the needs of the research and the wider field:
Central to all of this is involving people; we discuss the fundamental and ongoing work of harnessing networks, expertise, recognising and responding to emerging priorities and building communities of interest and mutual support.
We will discuss the steps from no experience in social media to develop skills and confidence in using film, blogging, vlogging, twitter and Instagram to make research accessible and visible, and their role in harnessing communities of interest and achieving engagement and impacts. We will set out their key roles in extending and enhancing the reach of journal articles, lead to collaborative outputs (BBC radio documentary), interest from national media (The Guardian, BBC Breakfast), and visibility to public policy.
Please email Dr Liz Shaw (E.H.Shaw@exeter.ac.uk) to register to attend. If this event becomes over-subscribed, priority shall be given to Early Career Researchers.