How to Deliver Research Impact?: Expertise from Chatham House

In person, Trent Building A21, University Park
Tuesday 30th April 2024 (12:00-13:30)

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The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Research Hub presents a talk by

John Pollock, Chatham House

How to Deliver Research Impact?: Expertise from Chatham House


Tuesday 30 April 2024, 12-1.30pm, 

Trent Building A21, University Park

In Person, lunch included


Talk abstract 

My talk will detail how at Chatham House we effectively communicate international relations research in a competitive media and policy making environment. The talk will cover communicating your research in the key mediums of: 

  • Expert comments (800-word articles)
  • Social media (Twitter and alternative platforms)
  • Podcasts (producing and speaking on them)
  • Media appearances (broadcast and quotes to written media)

 The aims of the talk will be: 

  1. To help the audience understand what journalists and policymakers are looking for in terms of accessible research (thereby delivering impact).
  2. Understanding the processes of how Chatham House and news organisations respond to breaking international events and how you can plan to respond to them.

 The relevance of this talk should apply to those studying, researching, or interested in international security issues, comparative politics (elections) and economics.

 Given my own journalism and interest regarding the Asia-Pacific region, the talk will use examples from how Chatham House has covered (and how I’ve written on) key countries like Taiwan, China, India, and Pakistan,  as well as regions such as South Asia, and Southeast Asia (Myanmar, South China Sea etc).


About the speaker

John Pollock, currently works at Chatham House. He coordinates the Institute’s social media presence and produces the weekly podcast hosted by Director Bronwen Maddox. He is also a contributing writer to The World Today, the Institute’s international affairs magazine.

Prior to Chatham House, he helped set up 9DashLine, an online publication dedicated to covering the Indo-Pacific. He also worked in communications roles at the Legatum Institute, a Westminster based think tank. 

He holds a Masters in International Security and Terrorism from the University of Nottingham, and worked for three years at School of Politics and International Relations where I helped develop the Taiwan Studies Programme’s blog Taiwan Insight.

Chaired by

Dr Chun-yi Lee, Taiwan Research Hub, University of Nottingham

Taiwan Research Hub

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