Science Communications & Marketing Mgr
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7861
- Address: Brett Cherry MSc
Science Communications & Marketing Manager
Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering (SAgE)
Bedson Building, 2nd Floor
My primary role in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering (SAgE) at Newcastle University is to lead on the interpretation and dissemination of information relating to research, teaching and engagement activity and its outcomes to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
I write for specialist publications in energy, water and sustainability for practitioner and policy audiences, and an experimental blog called a writer in the laboratory.
I have a special interest in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and work in collaboration with the Newcastle University Global Challenges Academy to communicate research relevant to the goals for policy, industry and public audiences.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to develop, plan and implement multi-channel, multi-stakeholder communications and marketing campaigns, with a particular emphasis on preparation for REF2021.
- Lead on communications and marketing, especially at the research to policy interface for sustainable development, working with the Global Challenges Academy.
- Production of marketing materials (print and digital) for the Faculty and academic Schools, ensuring alignment with University planning, branding, guidelines and policies.
- Build and maintain relationships with academic, research, technical and administrative staff in order to encourage them to identify and share content and evidence for celebration and success.
- Carry out market research, stakeholder and competitor analysis to inform the positioning of the Faculty and its academic Schools.
- Contribute to the Faculty’s events programme, helping to ensure maximum value is derived from the resources deployed.
- Manage and develop the Design and Production Officer and Communications Officer (Open Lab). This involves setting objectives, overseeing and reviewing workload and progress.
- My blog: a writer in the laboratory
- Conserving biodiversity: a 2030 story
- Podcast - Science Perspective
- Newcastle as a Future Smart City
- Global Challenges
- Sustainable Futures: Research, Policy and Practice
- Engineering Biology, Blue-Green Cities and Green Infrastructure (oh my)
- Institute for Sustainability Annual Report 2016-17
- Video on Cyber Physical Systems Lab at Science Central
I am a specialist in science communication, but communicate university research more broadly through communications and marketing support for Newcastle University.
A journalist and researcher by training, I enjoy writing for the web and print as well as visual media production, including audio, video and infographics. I also work with external stakeholders to organise events for a variety of publics as well as experts and non-experts in policy and industry. I have worked in academia for seven years.
My academic and professional careers have revolved around science communication, philosophy, the physical sciences, media studies, science and technology studies and journalism. I have worked as a writer and researcher in environmental and science journalism, and as an investigative reporter, in the US, Canada and the UK. I was also a researcher in renewable energy for NGOs, and for an educational non-profit on solar energy. I am interested in the novels of Philip K. Dick and their relation to technological society.
- Densmore Alexander, Cherry Brett. After the shaking: the secondary hazards of earthquakes. Geography Review 2014, 27, 10-13.
- Cherry Brett. Living the Global Social Experiment of Geoengineering: A Challenge for Global Governance. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Available at: http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/07/2013/living-global-social-experiment-geoengineering-challenge-global-governance.
- Cherry Brett. In Search of Tipping Points. Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University, 2012. Available at: http://issuu.com/_ihrr/docs/ihrrmaghighres/10.
- Cherry B. Satellites to bring speedy Internet to developing world. SciDev.Net, 2008. Available at: http://www.scidev.net/global/digital-divide/news/satellites-to-bring-speedy-internet-to-developing-.html.
- Cherry B. 'Variety best' in malaria treatment. ScidDev.Net, 2008. Available at: http://www.scidev.net/global/health/news/-variety-best-in-malaria-treatment.html.
- Cherry Brett. No Trespassing: Saginaw's New Toxic River Dredge Facility Frames The Most Important Michigan Environmental Battle in Decades. Saginaw, Michigan USA: The Saginaw Review, 2007. Available at: http://review-mag.com/article/no-trespassing-saginaw-039-s-new-toxic-river-dredge-facility-frames-the-most-important-michigan-environmental-battle-in-decades.
- Cherry Brett. Progress and Pitfalls: The Saginaw Valley Dredge Project Continues. The Saginaw Review, 2007. Available at: http://review-mag.com/article/Progress-and-Pitfalls-The-Saginaw-Valley-Dredge-Project-Continues-by-Brett-Cherry.
- Cherry B. Risk Society in the Middle Ages. Hazard Risk Resilience 2014.
- Cherry Brett. Securitising Sport Mega Events. Hazard Risk Resilience 2014.
- Cherry B. Solid yet unstable: Rock falls in the UK. Hazard Risk Resilience 2014.
- Ho Mae-Wan, Cherry Brett. Glyphosate Tolerant Crops Bring Disease and Death. Science in Society Magazine 2010.
- Cherry Brett. Quantum Well Solar Cells. Science in Society Magazine 2009.
- Cherry Brett. Third Generation Solar Cells. Science in Society Magazine 2009. In Preparation.
- Cherry Brett. Very High Efficiency Solar Cells. Science in Society Magazine 2009. In Preparation.
- Wilkinson N, Cherry B. Death in the Restraint Chair. 2004. Available at: http://www.altweeklies.com/aan/death-in-the-restraint-chair/Story?oid=139208.
- Taylor P, Cherry B. Energy storage is not a panacea. Energy World 2016, 26-27.
- Sherry A, Cherry B. Sustainable wastewater treatment needs boost from biology. Institute for Sustainability Blog: Institute for Sustainability, Newcastle University, 2017. Available at: https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/sustainability/2017/03/22/sustainable-wastewater-treatment-needs-boost-from-biology/.
- Syvitski Jai, Cherry Brett. In the Anthropocene we are Responsible for the Planet’s Future. Durham, 2016. Available at: http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2016/anthropocene-we-are-responsible-planet%E2%80%99s-future.
- Petley D, Cherry B. Remembering the Aberfan disaster – 45 years ago today. The Landslide Blog: American Geophysical Union Blogosphere, 2011. Available at: https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2011/10/21/remembering-the-aberfan-disaster-45-years-ago-today/.
- Cherry Brett. Innovative development projects receive awards. SciDev.Net 2008.
- Cherry Brett. Intellectual property 'needs revamp' for developing nations. SciDev.Net 2008.
- Walker S, Cherry B. An integrated energy system. Network Magazine 2018, (May 2018), 8-9.
- Davenport R, Spurr M, Head I, Cherry B. Engineering biology for the circular economy in water resources. Water Industry Journal 2018, 7(June), 50-51.
- Walsh C, Stirling R, Stott K, Cherry B. Putting green infrastructure to the test for urban catchments. Water Industry Journal 2018, (8), 48-49.