The Physiological Society renews support for the Science Media Centre

The Physiological Society is delighted to renew its support for the Science Media Centre (SMC). The SMC is an independent scientific press office which works with scientists and the media to ensure accurate, proportionate and accessible reporting of science in the UK. It is funded entirely by donations.

The SMC has an ever-expanding database of experts that they call upon to engage with the media when relevant topics hit the headlines. We would encourage our Members to volunteer as an SMC expert so that the SMC can accurately cover the breadth of stories featuring physiology. SMC offer excellent free media training for those who have no experience of interacting with the media.

Society member Simon Cork recently wrote about his experience working with the SMC on our blog.

The Society will donate £3,000 to the SMC for the 2017/18 period.

Dariel Burdass, Chief Executive of The Physiological Society, said:

“The Science Media Centre plays a vital role in building public trust in science by ensuring it is covered accurately in the media. Scientists can have a huge impact on the way the media cover scientific issues, and the SMC helps those at the forefront of research engage quickly and effectively. They make a real difference to what the public see and hear about topical science stories and we are delighted to continue our support.”

Natasha Neill, Head of Operations at the Science Media Centre, said:

“We are really grateful to The Physiological Society for their ongoing support. It's critical that the wider public and policy makers have access to evidence based information and expertise. We couldn’t do our work without the support of organisations like The Physiological Society.”

For more information about the Science Media Centre or to book a training course visit www.sciencemediacentre.org.