Presentation Skills 2: Practical – Delivering a Professional Research Presentation

Years: 1,2,3


This course is in 2 parts and it is recommended that you attend both sessions.

  • Presentation Skills 1: Introduction to Professional Research Presentations
  • Presentation Skills 2: Practical – Delivering a Professional Research Presentation

Presentation Skills 1: Introduction to Professional Research Presentations

This session will provide theory, advice and tips on giving professional research presentations.  This session will be 2 hours duration.

Presentation Skills 2: Practical – Delivering a Professional Research Presentation

Practical: delivering a professional research presentation – this session will give you the opportunity to deliver a 5-10 mins (max) presentation (such as part of a research presentation, e.g. assessment seminar or research conference), and get tutor and peer feedback, and also to provide peer feedback on a few other researchers’ presentations.

You will be in a small group with other PhD researchers, and each group will have a 2-hours slot. Please bring your PowerPoint presentation on a USB and come prepared to deliver a 5-10 mins research presentation. Your presentation may be recorded so you can review it afterwards on your own.

Learning Outcomes

This course will help you develop and understand how to make professional research presentations; especially in the lead up to a research presentation, such as an assessment seminar or a research conference.

You will learn:

  • How to plan a professional research presentation
  • How to deliver a professional research presentation
  • How to handle questions about your research
  • How to evaluate your presentation skills

PhD Researcher Feedback (2019)

  • Highly recommended to those ones who is going to attend conferences and also do not feel confident about presentation for Initial Assessment. Many thanks to Dr Catrin Rhys for her kind attitude and support! facilitator went above and beyond with their help and support.

  • Excellent course, thank you for providing it :-) was a unique opportunity to get feedback on presentation style was great to have the practical experience-thank you!


  • Dr Anne Moorehead

    Dr Anne Moorhead is a Lecturer in Health Communication. She has a MA Psychology, MSc Nutrition and Dietetics, and PhD Biomedical Sciences (Nutrition); and is a Registered Nutritionist, Public Health (RNutr), Chartered Scientist (CSci), and Accredited Healthcare Communicator.

    Dr Moorhead’s research interest is in healthcare communications, in particular communication technologies in healthcare in the areas of mental health and obesity.

    She has led multidisciplinary national and international research projects and teams, secured research funding and achieved extensive publications. She has also published two book chapters.

    Dr Moorhead is a Board member and Section Editor for the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the leading e-health peer reviewed journal. She is a member of several external committees, including the Committee of the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing UK, research committee for the European Association for Communication in Healthcare, and Vice Chair of the NHS Research Ethics Committee, Office of Research Ethics Committees for Northern Ireland.

  • Dr Catrin D Rhys

    Dr Catrin S. Rhys is Senior Lecturer in linguistics and Associate Head of School in the School of Communication. She joined the University in 1995 after an ESRC funded PhD in Chinese Syntax from the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh and lecturing posts in York University and the University of Leon, Spain.

    Dr Rhys’ research employs conversation analysis to examine language and social interaction in a range of different institutional and mundane settings. She is currently collaborating on a project on the language of complaints handing in the NHS with colleagues at the University of Stirling. With her background in formal linguistics, there is a focus in all her research on the interface between the interactional and the linguistic properties of language use.

    Dr Rhys’ research findings have been published in key international journals including Research on Language and Social Interaction and Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics and she is Associate Editor of Pragmatics. She is a member of the IPrA (International Pragmatics Association) and of ISCA (International Society for Conversation Analysis).

    She was also a co-founder of UCoM (Ulster Centre on Multilingualism) and is a key member of the Language Made Fun project: a National Lottery Funded 5 year collaboration between Barnardo’s and UCoM. Through UCoM, she has delivered workshops for schools, community groups, Irish language festivals and speech therapists.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain C of the Vitae Framework: Engagement, influence and impact which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • D1: Working with others
  • D2: Communication and dissemination
  • D3: Engagement and impact
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework