Meet the media: Broadening the reach of your research & establish yourself as a thought leader

Course description

Hear from a discussion panel of researchers, representatives from OCME and various media outlets including:

  • Karen Ashford, Director of Media and Communications, OCME
  • Sarah Keenihan, Section Editor Science and Technology, The Conversation Australia
  • Lyndal Byford, Director of News and Partnerships, The Australian Science Media Centre
  • Jamie Seidel, Digital Reporter (most recently with New Corp)
  • Eddie Major, Social Media Coordinator, OCME
  • Prof John Long, Strategic Professorship, College of Science and Engineering
This session will focus on how to:

  • Write for different audiences
  • Build and generate awareness of your research
  • Contribute to The Conversation and hear about the benefits
Includes a shared morning tea where you will have the opportunity to meet panellists and colleagues.

Flinders’ Research Community based in rural and remote locations will be able to access and participate in the workshop. Please indicate if you are from a rural or remote location when enrolling or contact Kirsty de Ruyter at

Type of course



Karen Ashford
Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement

Who should attend

  • Early Career Researchers
  • Mid-Career Researchers
  • Established Researchers
  • Research Leaders
  • Research Support staff

What you will learn

  • How to make your research stand out
  • Identifying the right publishing channel, angle and timing, and harnessing available resources
  • Overcoming challenges
  • How to reap the benefits of your efforts

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