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Creative Communication: Infographics and motion graphics

Dr Will Stahl-Timmins, Data Graphics Designer at the BMJ

Part of the Creative Communications workshops and seminar series for all researchers.

Event details

Dr Will Stahl-Timmins, as the BMJ's first Data Graphics Designer, designs online and print infographics, which explain scientific developments and investigative data to a busy clinical readership. Will takes copy from scientific authors, and works with the editors to visualise it, from concept through layout and coding interactivity. Will turns raw data into engaging visual stories, so that the information can immediately be put to use by those that need it.

About the Creative Communications workshops and seminars

Want to learn how to make your research more accessible to a wider audience? This seminar and workshop series can help you create digital communications that really appeal to your audience.

During the seminars and workshops our experts will lead you through the process of developing creative communications that appeal to your chosen audience.

Seminars will focus on how to identify your audience, how to reach them, and how to create innovative digital communications to appeal to the audience.

Workshop attendees will work in teams to develop key messages and communications about their research. By the end of the series teams will have a finished product that can be used to communicate their research, and the skills to do it again.


Workshops are open to researchers Grade E-F who must attend in small teams of 2-3 people working on the same project.

7 June, 28 June, 5 July, 19 July on St Luke's Campus. Workshops are 14.30 - 16.30 except for 19 July (12.30 - 16.30).

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Open to all researchers, but recommended for Grades E to G. There is no need to register for the seminars.

All seminars take place at 12:00 - 14:00 on St Luke's Campus in G18 EMS, on the following dates:

  • 7 June: 'Creative Communication: Why do we need to get creative?' - Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker at Cochrane UK:
  • 28 June: 'Infographics and motion graphics' - Dr Will Stahl-Timmins, Data Graphics Designer at the BMJ
  • 5 July: 'Podcasts' - Jane Reck, freelance BBC radio producer, podcaster and media trainer

Parking at St Lukes is extremely limited and restricted to University of Exeter permit holders. Parking attendants patrol regularly. Where possible, please consider alternative options when planning your visit.


This is a researcher-led initiative funded by the University of Exeter Researcher Development Team and PenCLAHRC


EMS Building G18