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The conversation

The Conversation is an online source of thought-provoking articles written by researchers and academics, across all disciplines, for the public in the UK and globally.

It provides a platform for researchers to raise the profile of their research and engage the wider world, with the freedom to discuss topical issues in a more nuanced way than is typically offered by traditional media outlets.

Oxford is a member of The Conversation and as such receives regular opportunities for researchers and academics across the University to contribute articles and to take part in hands-on training to enhance writing and engagement skills.

The articles are often picked up by other media (including the BBC, The Guardian, The Washington Post) resulting in even greater reach to audiences that can include academics, policymakers, funders and the public. To date, over 200 Oxford researchers and academics, at all levels, have published articles attracting 8 million readers from across the world.

Examples of The Conversation articles written by RDM researchers include:

Why we still don’t have personalised medicine, 15 years after sequencing the human genome

Do you really want to know what’s lurking in your genome?

Dilated cardiomyopathy: the disease that killed George Michael – explained

To find out more or if you would like to write about your research for The Conversation, please contact Emma O'Brien