Sci Comms East Conference

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The Enterprise CentreUEANRP Doctoral Training Partnership

An exciting opportunity for early career scientists and science communicators to join experts in this special day of talks, workshops and networking. Join communications experts as they share their knowledge of effective science communication, from science video production, to social media tips and creative storytelling, this conference is perfect for anyone wishing to improve their science communication skills.

Speakers include: Hana Ayoob, Dr Jamie Gallagher, Dr Erica Hawkins, Gemma Milne, Peter Moore-Fuller, Dr Sam Rowe, Hilary Thomson

Workshops include: Developing activities for festivals, Science video production, Social media for scientists, Freelance science writing, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® insights into science communication, Creative storytelling for science communication

Full event timetable and speaker profiles coming soon!

About Hana Ayoob

Hana Ayoob
Hana Ayoob is a creative producer of science events, a trainer and a science communicator. She has developed and delivered hundreds of events at national science festivals, working with researchers, artists and other collaborators. Hana regularly speaks and performs at comedy shows, festivals and other events and co-hosts the science and technology podcast Why Aren’t You a Doctor Yet? Hana also co-founded Minorities in STEM, a UK network which supports and showcases BAME individuals working and studying in STEM.

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About Dr Jamie Gallagher

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Jamie is an award-winning scientist and science communicator. He spends his days sharing his love of science and helping others to do the same. His work has taken him around the world, from skyscrapers of Hong Kong to tents in the African bush. As well as speaking live to thousands of people each year he’s had work published in 19 different counties and has contributed to a number of television shows, radio programs and museum exhibitions. Jamie’s work has seen him named as one of the “100 leading practising scientists in the UK” by the Science Council and he is recognised as one of the “175 Faces of Chemistry” by the Royal Society of Chemistry. He won the International 3 Minute Thesis Competition and was a previous Famelab UK runner up.

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About Peter Moore-Fuller

Peter Moore-Fuller
As well as being a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, Peter Moore Fuller is a designer, trainer and guest lecturer in Science Communications at UEA. Since 2014, Peter has been leading infohackit, an innovative programme delivering events to support researchers, students and experts to develop skills to communicate concepts, processes and data.

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About Dr Sam Rowe

Dr. Sam Rowe
Sam is a scientist and science communicator working on events and marketing for Norwich Science Festival 2019. He previously completed a PhD at the University of East Anglia exploring the use of bacteria for artificial photosynthesis – a process where solar energy is captured to make valuable chemicals. During his PhD, Sam supported a variety of science communication initiatives: volunteering with the Royal Society of Chemistry, engaging with businesses through the Norfolk Network, and coordinating events with the local branch of the British Science Association. Prior to his current role, Sam worked for ed-tech company Developing Experts where he oversaw company outreach activities and presented in videos on Key Stage 1-4 science topics.

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About Hilary Thomson

Hillary Thomson
Hilary is a freelance trainer, creative arts educator and social and educational programme designer, with a B/A in English and Theatre studies and a PGCE in Drama. She has worked as a drama teacher and a performer, director and writer with some of the top theatre and puppet companies in the country. She teaches on various University courses, runs drama days and teacher INSET training and uses Forum Theatre role play in her training programmes. Hilary specialises in successfully combining creativity with people development, using active learning techniques to create highly effective courses.

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Saturday 12 October
9.30am–5pm
Venue: UEA, The Enterprise Centre
Cost: £15, free for Norwich Research Park staff and students
Age: 16+