Science communication, storytelling and media training

We have more than a decade of experience offering science communication, science writing, podcasting, storytelling and media training for anyone who has to tell complex research-based stories to the public, from scientists to science communication professionals. 

We have a set of three one-day workshops for scientific researchers, covering storytelling, ‘Scinglish’, and what the changing media landscape means for science communication - find out more about the workshop goals here.

We also offer training in science writing/blogging; podcasting; presenting skills and three-minute thesis/Famelab-style talks. And we can develop workshops or programmes tailored to your organisation or institution’s specific training needs.

Finally, we can provide more focused group or one-to-one coaching and development for TED/TEDx or science festival-type public talks - look at our Coaching page for more information.

Here’s what previous participants have said about our training:

"Kat is an incredibly gifted communicator and we were delighted with the training she provided to our member charities. In fact, we got some of the best feedback we’ve ever received for the workshop she delivered for us.

The day was fun and stimulating with attendees left enthused to try new approaches to research communication. Her unique style, professionalism, extensive experience and engaging methods meant that the workshop provided a truly valuable resource to our member charities.

We highly recommend Kat and First Create the Media for unique, exceptional workshops in research communication and storytelling." Carol Bewick, Head of Membership Engagement & Communications, AMRC

“Everyone in the team thoroughly enjoyed it and found it extremely useful – I would recommend you to anyone who needs similar training.” Cheryl Lee, Communications manager, Health and Care Research Wales

“It's well worth taking some time out to attend this course. It's full of practical tips and advice for telling an engaging story.” Workshop participant, Health and Care Research Wales

“It was a good push to do something I've wanted to do for a while, writing for a lay audience...Everything was engaging and so relevant...Funny and informative.. So energetic - I’m thinking about finding my 'wow!'” Workshop participants - PhD students, Alzheimer’s Society