An efficient way for research to make an impact is when it is communicated effectively to those in positions to effect change.
An integrated research program in northern Australia under the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program is informing policy and supporting better management decisions by undertaking world-class research and delivering it with targeted and purposeful science communication.
With the research program in its final year, the engagement with research users – federal and state government departments, Traditional Owners and land managers – has shifted towards synthesising knowledge and delivering research results, in ways and at times that are most relevant to the user.
Communication products and activities include story maps, videos, factsheets, forums, workshops, presentations and targeted meetings.
The impact of research results is underpinned by early and ongoing engagement with research users to scope what projects were needed and identify possible integration with existing management and policy timelines that identified clear purposes for the research.
This presentation will highlight how our science communication approach is leading to specific cases of impact for environmental management in northern Australia.
How will your session be structured?
20-minute presentation with 10 minutes for questions.
What type of session will this be?
Practice insights: speakers describe, demonstrate and/or evaluate specific science communication practices., Demonstrations: presenting innovative science communication practices with a commentary on their application and effectiveness.
What will participants gain from attending your session?
This presentation will show how engagement with research users and targeted science communication is increasing impact of research in northern Australia. Attendees will gain insight into innovative communication methods and how we address challenges of access and scale in northern Australia to deliver effective communication.
Patch Clapp, Communications Officer, NESP Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub
Jane Thomas, Science Communicator, NESP Northern Australia Hub
When: Monday 17th February, 12:30pm-1:00pm
Where: Room G01, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton