At Science Story we believe that even the most complex of research ideas can be shared simply and accurately.
We can help to explain science – its layers of language, precision graphs and beautiful microscopic images – with stories we can all understand and enjoy.
Over the years we’ve found that every scientist has a story to share. We can help you tell yours. We will work with you to identify your audience and create a clear message.
Research can change lives but only if you can share your results.
Science Story is based in Scotland but we are open to the world.
If you would like help to communicate your research say hello.
Here are some of the things we do. If you’d like to discuss a copywriting project or have an idea you’d like our help to develop please get in touch.
Stuck on reactive only? Proactive missing out? We can write a press release and prepare researchers for media interest in their work. Science Story also offers one to one media preparation for scientists – 1 hour sessions over the phone, Facetime or Skype – ahead of research publication.
What do you want to say, who do you want to say it to? We will work with you to create a bespoke communications plan that makes the most of your resources.
Activity design from your initial idea, through kit build to training delivery.
Shorts: 45 minute seminars designed to fit into your group’s existing programme.
Your research in a tweet
Join the digital natives and share your work with new audiences online.
Science in the media
Who influences where and how science is reported in the press? How can you shape the way science is covered?
Connecting with your audience
Are you sending a team of scientists out to a public engagement event? This session will help them to prepare so that they can better share research stories with the public.
We can tailor a communications seminar to meet your researchers’ needs.
WHAT THEY SAY
Steve Palmer, Head of Communications, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Professor Dario Alessi, Director, Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee
Katie Weeks, Imperial Festival Manager, Imperial College London
John Davidson, Associate Director, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Terence Finnegan, Event Developer, Edinburgh International Science Festival
Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall, Professor of Microbiology and Academic Lead for Public Engagement School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
Lisa Robinson, Head of Fundraising, Medical Research Foundation.
Science Story founder Hazel Lambert has been telling the stories of science since she first splashed in a rock pool.
Hazel’s past roles have taken her from coral reefs in Borneo, through BBC radio studios and down into the Large Hadron Collider tunnel in Geneva. She is an expert at pulling a message out of a mass of detail. She opened Science Story in 2015 to help scientists share their work with audiences beyond the lab. She can help with the full range of communications activities from working with the media, engaging parliamentarians, to organising events, and creating new, engaging and educational ways to bring science to life for students and young children.
As a communications manager for the Medical Research Council she built a kids-lab at the Edinburgh International Science Festival packed with brilliant activities, toured labs with Members of Parliament, shared the best of MRC research with journalists, developed public engagement programmes for both grown-up and children’s audiences and gave strategic communications advice to research leaders. As a MRC press officer she handled media coverage of Nobel prize wins, multiple flu outbreaks and countless high profile medical research papers.
At the Association of Medical Research Charities Hazel redeveloped and relaunched the AMRC Science Communication Award to recognise innovative work. In 2014 she returned to the competition as a judge. She has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and a BSc (Hons) in Medical Microbiology from the University of Edinburgh.
Science Story: Words that Work
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Science Story is a communications consultancy focused on the people we work for and those we work with. We believe that happy people create successful projects. Every year we will donate a proportion of profits to a charity chosen by our employees.
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