SCICOMM 101 For early career researchers

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SCICOMM 101 For early career researchers will be held online on 7th September, 10.00-16.00 as part of the UKCO: Hot Topics programme.

At this free event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with other ECRs
  • Learn about research story-telling and infographics
  • Win a "Rising Star" award

This event is open to all early career researchers* who are ASO Members. ASO Student Membership is only £30 and there are many benefits to being a member. 

Limited places will be available. This event will not be recorded.

*We define ECRs as researchers who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution, who have not held substantial grant income as a Principal Investigator and have not already established their own research group (this includes PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and those transitioning to independent researchers).

SciCOMM 101

Time Session Speaker


Dr Rebecca Richards, Facilitator

Academic career progression in research

Dr Maria Bryant, Speaker

Career Progression Talk

Dr Jacquie Lavin, Speaker

ECR Presentations and Rising Star Awards

Karen Coulman (ID 62) “Health professionals' views of the impact of COVID-19 on specialist weight management and bariatric surgery: A qualitative study”

Jack Birch (ID 64) “A systematic review of inequalities in the uptake of, adherence to, and effectiveness of behavioural weight management interventions in adults”

Denisa Genes (ID 72) “The impact of the first COVID-19 lockdown on weight management practices in UK adults: A self-regulation perspective”

Kristaine Tommersup (ID 77) “Maternal and Paternal Distress in Early Childhood and Child Adiposity Trajectories: Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study”
Dr Karen Coulman, Speaker
Mr Jack Birch, Speaker
Mrs Denisa Genes, Speaker
Miss Kristiane Tommerup, Speaker

Time to grab a coffee prior to the coffee-pairing event

Coffee pairings

Present your “3-minute thesis” to one another, followed by time for Q&A and general chat

Break for lunch

Science communication and public engagement, Research storytelling workshop

Oliver Francis, Speaker


Science communication and public engagement, Infographic workshop

Nigel Hawtin, Speaker

Close of SciCOMM 101

Dr Rebecca Richards, Facilitator