@TalkingEvidence is the researchy, commsy, training and open access consultancy arm of my work. I really love what I do - please get in touch if you want to work together.



Listen up…

Here’s my podcast where I blarp on about commsy stuff. Aimed at comms people working in low resource settings, i.e. either small charities and community groups and/or those working in low- and middle-income countries:

See for yourself…

Here’s my most recent presentation on open access challenges in the Global South. You can view more presentations on my YouTube channel:

In this podcast, I talk about NEWSLETTERS and give a shout-out to STRIVE research consortium for their use of enewsletters.

I also talk about my experiences of using Shutterstock, Pixabay, Canva and Mailchimp.

Is Open Research really changing the world?

Much research claims to benefit communities globally but are research outputs really available to everyone, even if they are made open access?

I had the privilege of being asked to deliver a presentation at Cambridge University's Festival of Ideas (October 2018).



Examples of research and training work. Check out my portfolio too…

Training material

I train others in using plain English writing techniques to share their research evidence. This handout was produced for Authoraid’s Communicating Research Outside Academia, a MOOC aimed at researchers in low- and middle-income countries. I designed similar material for courses I delivered at FORCE11 (San Diego, 2018) and the Health Systems Global (Liverpool, 2018) conferences.

Health reporting in The Kathmandu Post

This research analyses the language used by The Kathmandu Post when reporting on health issues over 12 months. It highlights 4 themes that dominate how health is reported and recommends extending the research to encompass all English and Nepali language newspapers. It also recommends investing in training local journalists to access, check and interpret research evidence.

The Living Library

A writing residency with a twist, where I lift the lid on the experiences of library members and what the library means for them. The project involved interviews with staff and library members across Kirklees Library Service. This resulted in a response to a government consultation, blogs, live readings, and interviews. Have a wee look at the outputs here.