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Engagement with social media can bring rewards in public and academic spaces. Scientists have begun to embrace social media channels as viable tools for communicating research, and for keeping abreast of advancements in their fields. Tweeting and blogging about scientific findings has been shown to increase research impact.

This one day workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the value of your online professional brand and assist you to develop the necessary skills.
  • Raise your profile and increase your citation rates.
  • Promote your research.
  • Create networks and collaborations.
  • Maximise your impact by increasing your academic footprint and publishing across multiple platforms such as journals, blogs and social media.

Programs and tools covered include, LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearchGate, and Buffer. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of organisations if other social media platforms are required.

Other platforms and tools for consideration include – google+, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest,, Impact Story, and Sumall.

Words from our raving fans!

  • Great workshop

    The workshop was great to help set up the accounts properly and with a purpose. The extra information and resources were also great and will be very helpful to get ahead and be successful in using social media.

    Workshop Attendee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash University

  • Thank you

    I’d like to thank Tamika from Knowledge Translation Australia for the excellent presentation I attended on Twitter. I learnt so many things and it has really helped me understand how to get more followers and the small things I need to be careful of. Since attending the course I have been getting several new followers every day. I would highly recommend you attend this course for your business.

    Lisa Munro, Happy Tummies.

  • Excellent session

    “I recently attended an event where Dr Tamika Heiden of KT Australia presented on social media tools for researchers and research managers. Tamika gave an excellent talk covering the latest stats, facts and evidence for the use of social media for research organisations and teams. We learnt what social media tools researchers are using and why, as well as how these tools enhance research, researcher profiles and communication.  I left this workshop excited about using social media in a targeted manner for my work, confidently navigating social media with a clear understanding of the time and commitment involved in getting the best from the specific media tools that can have the most impact on quality research and research collaborations… I would highly recommend KT Australia training for any researcher that is invested in maximising the impact of their work”

    Dr Barbara Sheil, University of Western Australia

  • Engaging, helpful and a good use of time

    This workshop was great. Tamika was fantastic. She understood the constraints and realities of academic workloads and provided effective and efficient strategies for using social media. I would highly recommend this workshop to colleagues. Thanks for the opportunity and the new social media skills – I have already put them to use! I am looking forward to the follow-up.

    Melissa Graham, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Deakin University VIC,  November 2015

  • Great session

    Tamika helped us understand how we can use social media in a professional context. – Thank you for a great session!

    Natalie Baughman, Aussie Optimism, Curtin University

Whats included in the workshop



Evaluation allows us to examine our performance, and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to you and your organisation.


Work on relevant elements for you projects during the session. Implement as you go. 

Follow up coaching

All workshops include a follow up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.


Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.


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