Who we are
SciComm Success exists to help scientists build the skills they need to share their science and scientific results with non-experts and experts alike.
We offer multi-channel science communication workshops and skill-specific trainings, we talk about the importance of science communication, we organise and support regular SciComm events to enable researchers to share their science in public spaces.
Behind the business
SciComm Success is the brainchild of Suzanne Whitby, a communicate specialist, storyteller, writer, trainer, and in her own words, “a bit of an expert in starting things”. Suzanne has been working in the communication field across a range of sectors worldwide for nearly 18 years, and with scientists in particular since 2005.
Her move from corporate communication to science communication began in 2008, when a conversation with a scientist made her aware of the depletion of tuna in our oceans. That set her on a journey of research and discovery, and frustration that she had to “think like a scientist” in order to understand what was happening in the world at large. Further conversations with scientists and non-scientists alike convinced her that not only was there a need for communication skills training for scientists, but there was a need for science communication training that would connect scientists with non-experts and ordinary people like herself.
In 2018, she decided to take the plunge and start a communication agency dedicated to helping scientists share their science and improve their science communication skills, and because the ultimate goal is success, SciComm Success seemed to be the right name.
Suzanne is not a scientist but is happily married to atmospheric physicist. She is a keen scuba diver and marine campaigner, and is the founder of Peak to Deep, a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness in her adopted home town of Innsbruck of the plight of our waterways and ocean and campaigns for behavioural change.
In her free time, Suzanne is an avid reader, oral storyteller, traveller, scuba diver, writer, illustrator, and community builder. She regularly hosts dinner parties that feature at least one scientist, in the interests of stimulating conversation and stealth science communication ;)
“Suzanne ranks in the top 3% of experts that I have ever met. She is smart, sharp, professional, insightful and delivers great results. I have worked with her as a colleague and on my own business projects. She understands all aspects of communication – online, in person, through visual mediums and cross borders. Suzanne is one of the first people I seek to consult and involve in all my projects. She is outstanding.”
– Rasheed Ogunlaru | Coach, author, speaker
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