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Writing for a public audience about health related research

This workshop led by a subject editor from The Conversation will guide you through the essentials of writing for a public audience

  • 14 May 2019, 10.00am to 14 May 2019, 12.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • To be confirmed, University of Bath
  • This event is free

About the workshop

Led by an Editor from The Conversation, this interactive workshop will include:

  • why bother communicating your research to the public
  • the benefits to researchers
  • tips on style, tone and structure
  • how to pitch an article idea to an editor

There will be an opportunity to learn more about The Conversation and what benefits it can offer to doctoral researchers.

The Conversation

The Conversation is a news analysis and opinion website written by academics and researchers and funded by more than 70 UK and European universities. Working with an editor, researchers write short pieces that deliver research findings directly to the public.

Benefits of writing for The Conversation include:

  • editorial support to quickly turn your expertise into journalistic writing
  • daily expert request with story ideas offering a way into the news agenda
  • demonstrate your expertise in public
  • raise your profile in the media and among your peers
  • access to metrics that show how many are reading your article and where
  • authors must approve articles before publication – never be misquoted again!

Speaker profiles

Clint Witchalls
Health and Medicine Editor

Clint has worked as a freelance journalist for the past 15 years. He has covered health, science and technology for The Economist, Intelligent Life, Newsweek, New Scientist, The Guardian and The Independent. He also wrote a book about his year as a clinical trial "guinea pig" for the male pill called Die Pille und Ich (Rowohlt). Clint holds an MSc in creative non-fiction writing from Imperial College London.

Who should attend

Doctoral students

Booking details

Email to book a place


To be confirmed University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.