Producing an Effective Poster


Poster presentations are a fantastic way to communicate your work and get feedback for future plans. Creating effective academic posters is a real skill, so in this session we will focus on how to communicate your research effectively through this (brief!) medium! This workshop will involve practical activities, critiquing example posters and lots of useful tips! By the end of the session you will: understand the purpose of an academic poster, have knowledge of what ingredients make a great poster and have improved your communication skills!

PhD Researcher Feedback (2019)

  • This workshop was fantastic and really hopeful. So many useful tips! It was perfectly timed too before the PhD festival submission.

  • The facilitator was great.  Very enthusiastic and engaging. Learnt a lot. Thanks!

  • Excellent facilitator - right amount of reality and fun. Obvious knowledge on the topic.

  • Thank you for the informative session. I enjoyed so much.

  • A very engaging and practical workshop.


  • Dr Victoria Simms

    Dr Victoria Simms is a developmental psychologist with a specific interest in how children's thinking changes over time. Victoria's research program focuses mainly on the development of mathematical cognition, both in typical and atypical populations. Victoria also researches cognitive and educational outcomes of children who were born very preterm.  Victoria's work aims to develop effective interventions to ensure that children can fulfil their educational potential.

    Dr Victoria Simms graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a degree in Psychology (2005) and subsequently a PhD in Developmental Psychology (2009). Victoria completed a series of Post-Doctoral positions at Heriot Watt University (2008-2009), Queen's University Belfast (2009-2011) and University of Leicester (2011-2013). Victoria joined Ulster University in 2013 and was promoted to Reader in Developmental Psychology in 2018. Victoria was awarded the Neil O'Connor prize from the British Psychological Society for her work with very preterm children in 2015. Victoria is currently the Research Director for the School of Psychology.

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