UCL Research Domains


Communicating Your Research Effectively

An ECR/PhD training workshop from UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain PhD Network

10am-12pm, Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Room 225, Second Floor, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0NN

Early Career Researchers (including doctoral students) often struggle in designing compelling posters or communicating their research findings via social media platforms. UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain’s PhD Network brings to you a specialist workshop in which a number of experts from across UCL will guide you in how to make effective posters and how to communicate your research findings effectively.  

Workshop Activities

  • Jo Volley, Associate Professor at Slade School of Fine Arts, will talk about how to make visually appealing and compelling posters and share examples of posters! 
  • Jason Ilagan, Digital Content Strategist, IOE Marketing & Communications, will talk about identifying key messages and share examples of content for social media! 
  • Keri Wong, Lecturer in Psychology at the IOE, will talk about using social media platforms to communicate research findings through social media and share relevant examples of using social media to network too! 
  • Emma Watson, Administrations and Communications Officer, ASPIRES 3 Project IOE, will talk about creating a policy report and using social media and blogs to disseminate the report! 
  • This workshop is only open to UCL PhD students and ECRs
  • The workshop will be a small group session to maximise interaction - only 20 places are available
  • This workshop has been convened by Aneeza Pervez, Psychology and Human Development, IOE / Collaborative Social Science Domain PhD Coordinating Group

About our contributors

Jo Volley is an artist and who lives and works in London. Her work is concerned with measurement, light, space and colour as light, and employs a wide range of material and medium. It draws attention to the nature of archiving, historic materials, ideas of craftsmanship, incorporating traditional and contemporary techniques. It explores the relationship between the object and the subject of painting. The intervening space between the idea and the touch; the emotional separateness of making and the expanse of time between these events. She is Slade Deputy Director (Projects) and Coordinator of the Material Research Project & Network and the Material Museum at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL where she studied from 1972-77 and has taught since 1986. Her four most recent funded research projects include: The Pigment Timeline Project, From Pigments to Solar Power, Colour & Emotion ToolkitThe Pigment Farm and  she  is currently co-writing an Art School Guide to Material Practice Vol. I: Supports, Surfaces and  Grounds.  In 2019 she established and directed Colour & Poetry: A Symposium to celebrate both International Colour Day and World Poetry Day and edits its annual publication Colour & Poetry. Recent exhibitions include Apertures, Fondamenta Gallery, Rome, the result of a residency at  MACRO Asilo (Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome) and The Adjacent Possible, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg. Her most recent project A Colour A Day can be followed here. In 2020 along with Dr Ruth Siddall she established World Pigment Day, 22nd March

Jason is Digital Content Strategist in the IOE Marketing and Communications team, leading faculty social media strategy and content creation for research communications, enterprise and student recruitment activity. Jason has previously worked in digital marketing at London Business School, and in broadcast, entertainment and journalism roles at Southern Cross Austereo in Australia. 

Keri is an Assistant Professor at the University College London, Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Prior to UCL, she was the former Betty Behrens Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge (Clare Hall) and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Cambridge, and both her BA (Hons.) in Psychology and MA in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is passionate about understanding how children develop trust in others and how this relates to mental health. 

Keri is also the co-Director of the Centre for Education in Criminal Justice System (ECJ) and is the PI of the UCL-Penn Global COVID Study (GlobalCovidStudy.com) (an online survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and social trust, which has informed UK policy discussions.)  Moreover, Keri has co-chaired the IOE Early Career Network (@IOE_EarlyCareer; 2019-21), hosted the official IOE podcast Research for the Real World, sat on the Athena Swan Silver Award Self-Assessment Team, and is currently the founder and host of the official IOE podcast for early career academics, Academia et al. (2021). 

Emma Watson is a member of the ASPIRES research team, looking into what shapes and influences young peoples Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) trajectories and aspirations. Emma manages the public and policy communications for the team including their social media channels (@ASPIRESscience). Before joining ASPIRES, Emma has worked in public engagement and widening participation with STEM, taking a special interest in working with minoritized communities in STEM. She is passionate about sharing research findings with the public and making research outputs accessible for all.