This masterclass will be delivered by Dr Kat Arney - CRUK
Have you ever wondered how science stories get into the media? And are you curious about what life might be like as a professional science communicator? Dr Kat Arney shares her story of leaving the lab to work as a science communicator for Cancer Research UK, as well as her double life as a freelance writer and broadcaster, and reveals what goes on behind the headlines when science hits the news.
Dr Kat Arney joined Cancer Research UK in 2004, after spending six years as a laboratory researcher. Part of the Science Communications team, she translates science-speak into plain English, so that everyone can understand the charity’s work. Kat loves communicating about science, including writing for the charity’s award-winning Science Update Blog, and regularly comments in the media on the latest discoveries as well as giving talks to staff and supporters. She also helps to present the highly successful Naked Scientists BBC Radio show and Naked Genetics podcast, has fronted two BBC Radio 4 science documentaries – Whatever Happened to the Chemistry Set? and Fighting the Power of Pink – and the programme Costing the Earth, and is a freelance science writer and harpist in her spare time.
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