- Prof Claire Smith: Navigating the hidden world of getting your work published.
You are probably either keen to get some work published, or may already have succeeded (in which case brilliant). This talk will explore all the ins and outs of how you can grow this area of your portfolio, being smart with a publication plan, and maximising opportunities to build research data alongside teaching and other commitments. At the same time navigating some tricky points of how to gain feedback on a draft paper, authorship, what reviewers are really saying. Then finally sharing the work so that you can demonstrate impact. It’s a lot to consider and I will share openly; highs, lows, and top tips with lots of redacted examples.
- Gemma Norburn: How I Began at ‘The End’
In this talk, Gemma will be discussing how she came to work in a hospital mortuary, including what background she has and what training she had to undertake to become an Anatomical Pathology Technologist. Additionally, she will explore what it was like to qualify during the midst of a pandemic and how this has led to training other people and see their own careers develop.
- Emily Green: Showcasing Anatomy – Creating Impactful Public Engagement Events
Engaging the public with anatomy is a rewarding, exciting, but no doubt challenging pursuit that many early career anatomists are keen to try. Often requiring funding applications, liaison with venues, recruitment of staff and students, advertising, leadership and management, getting a public engagement event off the ground can seem like a mountain to climb for those attempting it for the first time – as Emily Green and Kayleigh Scotcher found out when they decided to put together an event for World Anatomy Day in 2022.
What began as a low-key, ‘this-could-be-fun’ idea, their World Anatomy Day plan soon grew arms and legs to become a week-long series of events developed with the anatomy teams from Newcastle University and the University of Sunderland, and involving over 45 students, two external venues and more than 700 members of the public.
Developing and running the events was a steep learning curve for Emily and Kayleigh, but was also one of the most exciting and enjoyable things they’ve done in their careers as anatomists! In this talk, Emily will outline the basic stages involved in developing a successful anatomy public engagement event, including top tips and potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. She hopes to de-mystify the steps in making public engagement ideas a reality, and to inspire early career members to get out with the public and give it a go!