It’s no accident: thanks and farewell Sheree Bekker

Sheree Bekker (@shereebekker) joined RealScientists all the way back in July and is a research fellow at the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) at Federation University Australia. Which by the way is in an OLD GAOL :O

Sheree also covered the little known basics of injury prevention, as well as tackling some heavy topics like sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as a very cool sci/art  exhibition.

And always remember, injuries are predictable, preventable, and not accidents!


Sheree kindly completed our exit interview, with her answers to be found below.

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

I loved it! The community is so welcoming and was highly engaged – and I value the new connections I made.

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

No, I really enjoyed it! I found the community to be highly welcoming and interested.

What were the highlights? 

The spontaneous conversations that emerged.

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

I wanted to engage further on certain topics I raised, but found that I had to keep the conversation topics moving along or I feared I would get stuck on one element for days.

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

I had a rough plan in my head, mostly did stick to it.

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

I was somewhat surprised at the ‘lay’ audience (highly educated lay audience) & pleasantly surprised at their interest in me and my work. I quickly realised that my own twitter is quite an academic bubble – so this changed how I approached the rest of the week.

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


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


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