Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHardy, Margaret C
dc.contributor.authorDesselle, Mathilde R
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-12T01:44:03Z
dc.date.available2017-12-12T01:44:03Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsos.170548
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/355523
dc.description.abstractDuring a week-long celebration of science, run under the federally supported National Science Week umbrella, the Catch a Rising Star: women in Queensland research (CaRS) programme flew scientists who identify as women to nine regional and remote communities in the Australian State of Queensland. The aim of the project was twofold: first, to bring science to remote and regional communities in a large, economically diverse state; and second, to determine whether media and public engagement provides career advancement opportunities for women scientists. This paper focuses on the latter goal. The data show: (i) a substantial majority (greater than 80%) of researchers thought the training and experience provided by the programme would help develop her career as a research scientist in the future, (ii) the majority (65%) thought the programme would help relate her research to end users, industry partners or stakeholders in the future, and (iii) analytics can help create a compelling narrative around engagement metrics and help to quantify influence. During the week-long project, scientists reached 600 000 impressions on one social media platform (Twitter) using a program hashtag. The breadth and depth of the project outcomes indicate funding bodies and employers could use similar data as an informative source of metrics to support hiring and promotion decisions. Although this project focused on researchers who identify as women, the lessons learned are applicable to researchers representing a diverse range of backgrounds. Future surveys will help determine whether the CaRS programme provided long-term career advantages to participating scientists and communities.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherThe Royal Society Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom170548-1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto170548-10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRoyal Society Open Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130399
dc.titleEngaging rural Australian communities in national science week helps increase visibility for women researchers
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.description.versionVersion of Record (VoR)
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited.
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorAndrews, Katherine T.
gro.griffith.authorTello Velasquez, Johana P.
gro.griffith.authorNazareth, Lynn
gro.griffith.authorPeel, Alison J.


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record