Science Communication training

Would you like your science to be more captivating than Katy Perry, the footy or Kandy Krush?

These workshops help you focus your communication so it will engage, enthrall and enchant your audience, and cut through the deluge of emails, social media and popular culture.

Experienced science communicator Dr Phil can craft training session customised for the needs of you and your people such as

  • and more. A full list of modules is here.

    Conventional approaches to science communication are losing traction. As a group we will workshop creative ways to keep up in this age of fake news and celebrity hype – approaches that will work in any context, from formal conference presentations to casual chats at a BBQ.

    You will learn the set of general principles for communicating in any context, and then apply these principles to writing, presenting, working with the traditional media and social media in an arresting and creative way.

    There are eight modules in all with interactive, practical exercises – or you can customise the ideal workshop for your team.  More details here.

    Contact Dr Phil to discuss a training package to suit yourself, your colleagues or a conference you are organising – they are perfect for early career researcher workshops.


    Dr Phil Dooley, freelance writer, presenter and videomaker


    From childhood dreams of being an astronomer, Dr Phil Dooley progressed to a PhD in laser physics. After a stint as an IT trainer, he returned to science as a communicator, where he could talk about the fun stuff without the heavy-duty equations.

    In has career he has taken on bored teenage school kids on physics excursions at University of Sydney; created digital content for the international fusion research organisation, JET; been schooled by a battle-hardened Reuters hack in the ANU media office and written for prominent science publishers Nature and Cosmos Magazine.

    He regularly MCs Science in the Pub events, and has performed solo in shows and festivals from Adelaide to London, blending music, stand up comedy, fairytales and live science demos. He runs a YouTube channel, Phil Up On Science.

    Dr Phil is a qualified professional trainer, with a Certificate IV in Workplace training and assessment.