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Monday, July 30 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
MT01 The Art of Transforming a Research Paper into a Lay Summary

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MT1 The Art of Transforming a Research Paper into a Lay Summary
Course Chairs: Nilam McGrath, PhD, Research Communications and Uptake Manager, COMDIS Health Service Delivery Research Programme, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Instructor: Nilam McGrath, PhD, Research Communications and Uptake Manager, COMDIS Health Service Delivery Research Programme, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Over two sessions, this course aims to give participants more confidence to share their research evidence beyond their traditional and “safe” academic networks. The course is particularly suitable for anyone working in a low-resource setting (such as a low- or middle-income country), or those with limited access to editorial and/or design support.This is a hands-on course. In Session 1, we will cover some plain English writing techniques, identify the core messages to share from your research papers/reports and begin drafting the content of the lay summary. In Session 2, we will cover some design principles, and begin using Canva and other free, suitable software to design the lay summary. The skills learned over the two sessions will help participants translate the contents of a research paper so that it can be more easily understood by non-specialists, as well as other research stakeholders.

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Nilam Ashra-McGrath

Research Communications and Uptake Manager, University of Leeds, COMDIS-HSD Research Programme
Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath is a writer, researcher and research communications specialist for the non-profit sector. She has extensive experience in strategic communication and training roles for development agencies and charities in the Philippines, Republic of Maldives, Sri Lanka and... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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