Dr. Caitlin R. Kight

Marketing/Communications Manager, Scientist, Editor, Writer, Radio Show Host

I am the Communications and Marketing Manager for the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campuses (at Penryn and Truro). I work with colleagues in a variety of departments to, among other things: create admissions and recruitment materials; draft press releases; organize outreach events; promote the achievements of staff and students at the University; and ensure effective communication both within the University and with external stakeholders. On any given day, you may find me doing such diverse activities as updating University webpages, editing a podcast, organizing a special lecture, and/or photographing an event being held on campus.

In my spare time, I am a freelance science writer, an editor and writer for Current Conservation, and the host of Wild Side, a science-themed radio show broadcast by Cornwall's The Source 96.1 FM.
I also maintain two blogs: one (woefully out of date!) that explores the connections between humans and nature, and another that features my thoughts on living and traveling abroad.

Please follow the links at the top to read about my research interests, publications, and professional accomplishments. For all the fun stuff, use the links to the right.


Recent news

I recently organized a science outreach event for children called Science of Christmas. It answered seasonal questions such as "How does Santa find you?" an "Why are reindeer so good at delivering gifts?" I hope the event will be repeated next year (with a new selection of questions!) as part of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society's annual Christmas Fair.

This term, I delivered a series of postgraduate development lectures about communicating research via academic publications, poster presentations, and professional talks. I will reprise these lectures next term for PhD students in both the sciences and the humanities.


If you are interested in having me write, edit, lecture, or teach for you, please feel free to contact me using any of the social media sites to the right, or e-mail me here.


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