Research Impact: Media and Policy Roundtable

A workshop for early career researchers (ECRs) and higher degree by research students (HDRs).

Join us for this interactive two-part workshop for ECRs and HDRs at the Sustainability, Research & Innovation (SRI) Oceania Congress 2022.

Part I will feature a roundtable discussion with leading experts about effective ways to frame and communicate your research to audiences beyond the ‘academic bubble’ and how to engage with policymakers and the media.

Part II will feature an interactive Q&A and the ‘30-Second Thesis Challenge’! We’ll invite the audience to draft an elevator pitch of their research (max. 150 words) for a particular type of audience (print, radio/TV or government). ECRs and HDRs will be invited to pitch their ‘30-Second Thesis’ and receive real-time feedback from the panel.


Pitching and writing an article for The Conversation and print media
Liz Minchin – Executive Editor, The Conversation

Engaging with politicians and policymakers about your research
Dr Tim Seelig – Director of Strategic Policy & UQ Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Environment and Science (QLD)

Communicating university research to legacy media
Dr Maxine Newlands – Senior Lecturer of Political Science Political Commentator for ABC radio, James Cook University