Episode 17 - Social Media and Science Communication


Episode 17 – Social Media and Science Communication


In the latest instalment in our Survivor’s Guide to Academia, we discuss how researchers can use social media to connect with other scientists, and more importantly, the general public. Shaun Killen asks James Grecian, Jim Caryl, and Jamie Gallagher about their experiences with using social media, the various platforms that are available, and how the aspiring social media mogul can get started. We also chat about some common mistakes when first venturing on-line, and ways that using social media can help your time budget instead of hindering it.

There are also a range of additional resources for finding out more about the basics of social media in academics:

There are also some high profile and useful social media phenoms that are worth checking out:

And, of course, Jamie Gallagher’s famous periodic table.


Intro and outro music sampled from:

“The Curtain Rises” and “Early Riser” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Posted by Shaun

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  1. […] Behind the SCENE. We’ve also touched upon current topics in science such as the role of social media and how to survive a PhD […]



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