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Congratulations go to RRIO postdoctoral research assistant, Cynthia Srikesavan, for being awarded runner-up in the Academic Podcasting category at the OxTALENT Awards 2016!

The judges commended Cynthia for her dedication and enthusiasm in making high quality evidence-based health care information available to Tamil-speaking physiotherapists in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. Cynthia has translated into Tamil 14 short podcasts summarising the findings of systematic reviews issued by the Cochrane Collaboration and including links to translations of the articles referred to. She works on a voluntary basis and manages a team of volunteer Tamil translators and editors. Cynthia has received encouraging and positive feedback from her audience and from health-care organisations.

Podcasting is an integral part of Oxford’s outreach activities, both to disseminate research and to provide educational materials for schools and colleges. 

The OxTALENT annual awards recognise members of the University who have made innovative use of digital technology in order to foster learning and academic practice; develop more effective links between teaching and research; or improve impact through outreach and public engagement. Read more about OxTALENT.