Kevin Sauvé is Head of Knowledge Translation at the GSC. He is responsible for managing the development and delivery of strategies and materials that help the GSC disseminate its research to the scientific community and beyond. He has more than a decade of experience in science writing, communication and journalism and is familiar with health care policy and administration through work with the Provincial Health Services Authority. He’s been a communications consultant for scientists, academics, engineers and policy analysts, and specializes in translating complex information for target audiences. Kevin has also worked as a writer and producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and as a journalist with the Globe and Mail. He holds a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia, concentrated on science writing and science policy, and a Bachelor in Biological Science from the University of Guelph, focused on psychology and neuroscience. He is a CBC Joan Donaldson Scholar and the recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health Research Communications Award. He has been with the GSC since November 2018.

Selected Publications

Neurotalk: improving the communication of neuroscience research.

Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2010
Illes, Judy, Moser, Mary Anne, McCormick, Jennifer B, Racine, Eric, Blakeslee, Sandra, Caplan, Arthur, Hayden, Erika Check, Ingram, Jay, Lohwater, Tiffany, McKnight, Peter, Nicholson, Christie, Phillips, Anthony, Sauvé, Kevin D, Snell, Elaine, Weiss, Samuel
There is increasing pressure for neuroscientists to communicate their research and the societal implications of their findings to the public. Communicating science is challenging, and the transformation of communication by digital and interactive media increases the complexity of the challenge. To facilitate dialogue with the public in this new media landscape, we suggest three courses of action for the neuroscience community: a cultural shift that explicitly recognizes and rewards public outreach, the identification and development of neuroscience communication experts, and ongoing empirical research on the public communication of neuroscience.
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