Research Associate, Queensland University of Technology
Kim Osman is a researcher at the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT. Her research centres on the creation and sharing of knowledge on digital media platforms, with a particular interest in open and collaborative spaces. Kim is currently researching the role of amplifier platforms like ‘The Conversation’ in engaging the public with scholarly content. Kim also coordinates the DMRC’s MOOC on FutureLearn, Social Media Analytics: Using Data to Understand Public Conversations along with teaching in the Creative Industries faculty. Kim’s background is in communications and policy for the voluntary sector in the UK and Australia and she has run a number of campaigns for engaging young people with volunteering and community service.
Workshop, Wednesday 16 May, 0900–1030
Pitching to and writing for The Conversation, Ms Lucinda Beaman
In this session, you will learn more about how The Conversation works and the benefits of writing for The Conversation, as well as tips on how to pitch ideas to to editors and write for a general audience.
Use of amplifier platforms for engagement and impact, Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham and Dr Kim Osman
Publicly funded researchers and agencies are increasingly expected to respond to the need for greater detail and transparency of the impact of their contributions to wider public value, public debate, and opinion formation. This portion of the workshop will outline a QUT-led ARC Linkage project with partners The Conversation and Cooperative Research Centres Association to assess the impact of scholarly public intellectual content by investigating how public intellectuals are using ‘amplifier’ platforms’, (such as The Conversation and other relevant platforms based on the context), and how they perceive the impact of public intellectual outputs on public debate as well as how these services impact researchers’ and public intellectuals’ career trajectories. The workshop will seek contributions from CRC scholars and detail how to be further involved in the project.