All you can eat science: thanks and farewell Tracy Burrows

During the month of April Tracy Burrows (@DrTracyBurrows),  Accredited Practising dietitian (APD) and senior lecturer at Uni of Newcastle, Australia joined RealScientists. Tracy tweeted a lot about obesity and weight management, the challenges of conducting research on diets, and food addiction.

We also learned some cool new words

And the #everydayscientist hashtag brought out some of the often overlooked aspects of scientist life.


Tracy graciously filled out our post-curation survey, and you can find her answers below.

In general terms, how did you find your week as a curator?

It was a great learning curve for so many reasons. Twitter, peoples views, a large account.

It can be a shock talking to so many. Did you find the sudden rush of interactions (good and bad) daunting?

It was daunting at the start by mid week I really started to enjoy it and relax into it.

What were the highlights? Were there any lowlights?

The highlights were definitely the interactions / ideas that arise.

Is there anything you wanted to get out of / do on the RS account that you didn’t manage to fit in?

not really

Did you have a plan? If so, did you stick to it?

Yes I had a plan and did stick to it somewhat, I think I needed it given it was going to be a new thing for me to host such a large account and the structure definitely helped in the first few days until I got used to it.

Do you have any tips or advice for future RS curators?

Be conversational rather than fact giver, so people can become interested in your area of research.

What other people or accounts should people follow if they enjoyed your tweets this week?

My personal account @ DrTracyBurrows

Thanks once again Tracy from all of us here at RealScientists HQ. If you missed anything from her week, the tweets are all collated at the following link.

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