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Spotlight session: Engaging with the media

17.00, Thursday 26 January 2023


This event is only open to Fellows, FLIER and SUSTAIN participants.


As part of the Academy’s 25th Anniversary programme, we are piloting three discussion sessions for Fellows to share their experiences and advice about engaging with decision makers and with the media and to support evidence-based decision making, and to think about how the Academy can support this endeavour.

The sessions are linked to the objectives in our new strategy. They focus on influencing policy and practice to improve the lives of patients, the public and communities and our commitment that by 2032 we will have supported researchers to become trusted communicators in their community and with patients, the public and policy makers.

Spotlight session: Engaging with the media

Join us online to hear a panel of Fellows share their experiences, top tips and stories of working with the media to communicate scientific evidence. The floor will be open for you to share your own experiences after a panel session.

Find out more about the importance of communicating with the media, preparing for a high-profile media interview, what it feels like to give back-to-back interviews at short notice and the impact of a prolonged media focus on your area of work.  

Panel to be introduced and chaired by Fiona Fox OBE FMedSci Chief Executive, Science Media Centre, who will share her experience of why it is important that scientists engage with the media:

  • Professor Susan Wray FMedSci, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Deborah Ashby FMedSci Director of the School of Public Health, Imperial College London
  • Professor Peter Openshaw FMedSci, Professor of Experimental Medicine, Imperial College London


For any queries relating to this event, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

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