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I also maintain two blogs: one (woefully out of date!)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

On behalf of the University of Exeter, I am collaborating with The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and Falmouth Cafe Scientifique to organize a series of British Science Week activities. We'll be hosting a Women in Science seminar and reception on campus, then supplying speakers for a special session of Falmouth Cafe Sci. We'll have a women-in-science-themed stand in one of the Poly's galleries, which visitors can see on their way to a showing of Brainsex at The Poly's theater.

I've just submitted an essay to Growing Up in Athens, an initiative led by historians interested in compiling a book about Athens County, Ohio. I also had a moment of bravery and submitted a photo to the University of Exeter's Paddon Award competition, which has a theme of "Transformations" this year.

Over the next month, I will deliver a series of postgraduate development lectures about communicating research via academic publications, poster presentations, and professional talks.


If you are interested in having me write, edit, or guest lecture, 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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