Do not leave your research in the library: poster your PhD. The Isabelle Latham poster is an excellent example of research communication and dissemination.
In my recent “PhD Stories”, a training module for developing storytelling skills in PhD students using storytelling techniques, I presented “What works is what matters”. This is one of the best examples of research communication and dissemination.
The poster is based on Isabelle Latham PhD thesis at the University of Worcester. The title of the thesis was “What works is what matters: an ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia”.
To better target people interested in the research findings Isabelle Latham summarized her PhD in a creative way.
The result was a beautiful and effective illustrated poster.
The work was carried out in collaboration with professional artists from ForMed Films, a Community Interest Company (not for profit). They specialize in storytelling through patient voices. The thesis was also supported by the Association for Dementia Studies.
The poster is able to effectively communicate the different ways of how dementia carers can learn to care.
As a result, the poster can easily catch the audiences attention. An objective that would have been difficult to achieve only through scientific articles or conferences!
The PhD Poster “What works is what matters” of Isabelle Latham is an excellent example of what Research Dissemination and Communication should be. Using an informal and creative approach, and underlining the key ideas, the poster significantly increased the social impact of the PhD thesis.
An excellent contribution to the common good and citizen science!
If you want to learn more about the Poster idea and its development you can click on this link.