MANAGED A POLICY BRIEF SERIESDesigned a standard format; worked with researchers to edit research into two pages; disseminatedbriefs
MANAGED AN ‘INFORMATION SHEET’ CAMPAIGNThis campaign set out to contribute to public debate about key health care issues in South Africa.Conceptualised standard format and length. Worked with a professor to come up with the structureof each information sheet. Edited and designed final products. Disseminated information sheets.Later, the campaign was extended to Ghana and Tanzania and the products were given out at apolicy workshop in Ghana. Received a Marketing Advancement & Communication in Education award in2011 for this campaign.
WORKED WITH EXTERNAL PROVIDERS TO PRODUCE PROMOTIONALFLYERS
CONCEPTUALISED, WROTE & DESIGNED RESEARCH PROJECT FLYERS
REDEISGNED EXISTING WEBSITES AND INTRODUCED NEW WEBSITESOverhauled existing institutional website, restructured information, added new pages (e.g., mediacoverage), added new web capabilities (e.g., blog, news, RSS feeds). Worked with researchers andproviders to design project websites.
INITIATED SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECTSA Facebook page for the organisation, and a Twitter account for a research project
PREPARED MATERIAL TO DOCUMENT THE UNIT’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
CREATED POSTERS TO MARKET POSTGRADUATE COURSES
ASSISTED TO ORGANISE A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT IN LONDONGot permission from government authorities and went with a fieldwork manager and a professionalphotograph to take photographs of key research sites in the Western Cape, South Africa. Some ofthese photographs were displayed at a research conference in London.
BLOGGINGWrote blogs for Research to Action to share my work experiences and get feedback from otherresearchers and communication officers. Example articles:Interview with Biomed Central’s Publishing Director Deborah KahnInside BioMed Central at the 3rd Open Access Africa conferenceOut of Africa: Non-academics need more open access awarenessOpen Access: Reflections from the field of research communicationResearchers need training in social media: Try the coaching approachSome impacts of communication are so elusive: Facebook and beyond