June 2016

Marina Joubert, a science communication researcher and lecturer at CREST, assisted the DRUSSA Programme (Development Research Uptake for Sub-Saharan Africa) with the development of an online research communication guide.

The first part of the guide (“Setting the scene”) focuses on key concepts and a broad understanding of research (or science) communication; while the second half (“Essential skills for research communicators”) focuses on practical knowledge.

It is hoped that university staff members involved in sharing research with broad society – including researchers themselves – will find it useful.

Communication professionals should be able to use this guide as reference when presenting workshops aimed at building capacity in science communication.