Science communication, science journalism and medical writing present a variety of job opportunities for which life sciences and biomedical graduates including PhDs are well equipped. As a science graduate or undergraduate to PhD, you may have applied your written and verbal communication skills in one way or another through writing scientific reports, manuscripts, drafting grants, and presenting your research to a wide range of audiences. With well developed skills in written and verbal communication, a career in science communication may be a good avenue to explore. That being said, it still requires potential graduates to learn about different career prospects, develop relevant skills and qualifications that will help one stand out and be successful.
In this upcoming webinar, you will hear from our industry experts on how to prepare for a career in science communication and be more aware of various careers in medical writing and communication including:
- Science journalism
- Communications manager
- Research and education outreach
- Medical writing (for industry and free lancing)
- Science blogging
Anthony Brown – Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport
Anthony Brown is the Acting Media Manager at the Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport. Anthony has had a long career in journalism and communications. He specialises in science and innovation comms, recently working very closely with The University of Queensland on their COVID-19 vaccine. Anthony has also lectured in journalism at Griffith University. He has taught news writing, feature writing, media law and international journalism. He has also founded, and chairs, the Queensland Science Communicators Network – a network of over 200 members working in communications and media in Queensland universities, research institutes, industry bodies, government agencies and non-government organisations.
Aimee Catalan – Catalan Group
Aimee Catalan is an experienced science communicator whose primary focus is partnering with scientists and researchers to tell their own science stories to diverse audiences. Her expertise spans more than 25 years in health, science, and government, with multiple collaborations in film, television and media. As part of UQ, she coordinated the science communication program and has lectured in medical and science reporting, presenting science and the verbal and non-verbal communication.
Emma Henshall – Australasian Medical Writers Association
Emma is a pharmacist who discovered a career in medical writing while living in the UK. Since that first opportunity, Emma has enjoyed a diverse career, including becoming a medical writer manager within a global pharmaceutical company, senior medical writer within fast-paced medical communications agencies, as well as successfully building a freelance clientele. Emma is the current president of the Australasian Medical Writers Association.
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