Client testimonials

A small selection of our client’s experience working with us

It’s crucial for academic research to extend beyond academic circles, as academics often excel in communicating within their own community but may struggle to convey the broader implications of their work. Bridging this communication gap holds the potential to enhance the quality of policy-making and contribute to more extensive discussions on policy issues.

In the early stages of my academic career, disseminating research beyond academia was not prioritised. However, recognising the significance of social impact has become a cornerstone principle at POLIS: The Centre for Social Policy Research. SciPod emerges as a valuable avenue through which POLIS can achieve meaningful social impact.

Over the years, I have encountered challenges in acquiring the necessary skills for effective outreach. Working with SciPod has been a rewarding experience, as they possess the expertise needed. The editorial process unfolded seamlessly at every stage, and I appreciated the ability to modify the article summary text and choose the voice for my audiobook.

Dr Ann Nevile

The Australian National University

I worked with SciPod to promote and increase awareness of my research into the prevention of dyslexia. The SciPod team were great and I particularly enjoyed working with Nelly and learning about podcasting. I believe my research institute will also benefit from this, as it helps raise awareness of UVIC’s scholarly reputation. I would work with SciPod again, and I recommended SciPod to my peers in creating awareness of their research.

Dr David Mather

University of Victoria

I visited the SciPod website and thought it looked interesting to help with my personal outreach efforts. The SciPod team were great, especially my assigned editor Dr Nelly Berg who was prompt and personal with her contact. I recommend SciPod to my peers, and I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Daniel C. Bryant, MD


SciPod is a great platform to disseminate our research to a general audience, and to make bridges between science and society. I really enjoyed working with the SciPod team and the whole process was very smooth. I will personally use the audio on my social media and to show the NIH my efforts to make my research and its benefits known to society.

Dr Youzhong Guo

Virginia Commonwealth University

I wanted to find a way to spread my scientific results on olive oil, a popular food commodity in my country, to a wider audience compared to the audience of scientific journals. After working with SciPod, the results of our study are now available to olive oil producers. Also, SciPod has helped us with one of our main commitments to our funding agency, in the popularisation of scientific results obtained using their funds.

The SciPod team were very communicative, and their constant support made the production process as easy as possible for me. For these reasons, I would recommend SciPod to my peers.

Dr Ilario Losito

University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Department of Chemistry

I enjoyed working with SciPod, as they transform scientific language into simple ideas, and I particularly enjoyed their synthesis of my research paper. I recommend SciPod to all of my peers who want to communicate their studies in a simple and clear way.

I will disseminate my SciPod on my personal webpage in my institution and research centre. My funding agency will be very pleased because I have communicated my research in a format that can be understood by non-specialists.

Dr Ana Elisa Rato

Universidade de Évora

I decided to work with SciPod after hearing positive recommendations from a colleague.  It seemed that an audiobook was a contemporary new way of spreading my research. The editorial team were excellent to work with and were particularly responsive to any correction requests. I look forward to SciPod’s expertise in disseminating my research through the internet in a way that I’m unfamiliar with, and giving a voice to the outcomes and the participants of my research. All in all, I would recommend SciPod to my peers.

Professor Lynne McCormack

University of Newcastle, Australia.

I worked with SciPod to develop an audiobook that would communicate my research to wider audiences beyond academia. I enjoyed working with the SciPod editorial team and particularly enjoyed their script development and professional audio recording. I would recommend SciPod to my colleagues to help with communication to non-specialist audiences.

David K. Mbote

Kuria Foundation for Social Enterprise

With its wide and varied audience, SciPod provides an excellent venue for scientific work to be disseminated and recognised. I was very impressed with the service SciPod provided and I was particularly impressed with the fast pace of work and accuracy in condensing my research. Through SciPod, my work will reach a much larger and diverse audience rather than a limited group of experts. It will also increase the visibility of my institution and help to solidify the scientific authority of my faculty. I look forward to working with SciPod again in the near future.

Dr Klaudio Peqini

University of Tirana

Creating and disseminating knowledge has long been part of the mission and purpose of academics. For us, the tradition has been to rely on scholarly journal publishers to do the dissemination part. However, with the ascent of social media and digitalization, it became clearer to me that dissemination should include digital platforms. So when I was approached by Science Diffusion to record a ‘SciPod’, I was intrigued and asked my friend and expert in the field if this was worth a try. Based on his encouragement, SciPod created my first audiobook in 2020 and I soon saw the readership of my paper increase. My knowledge was disseminated digitally to a larger portion of society and the conversation enriched. Working was the team at SciPod was the easiest thing! They are very responsive, professional, and flexible. The services they provide are well worth the cost. I have recommended them to other colleagues and just had a third SciPod published with them, about the issue of child labour in global supply chains.

Dr. Bertrand Guillotin

Temple University, USA

I was honoured that SciPod contacted us about one of our recent papers, and I was delighted to work with them. The audiobook they produced will allow lay people and researchers to discover our research. The editorial process with SciPod was very easy and smooth and I look forward publishing our SciPod on our institutional website, and sharing with prospective research students.

Dr. AJ Richards

The College of New Jersey

I found the process with SciPod very easy and appreciate their consistent communication throughout the process.

Dr Samantha Dolan

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

There is so much “white noise” in the world, particularly when communicating advances from scientific research, which makes it difficult to promulgate your discoveries and benefits that subsequently flow onto the society. A platform was needed to help solve this, and SciPod presented our research in an accessible format for the wider public, as well as non-expert colleagues.

I enjoyed working with my SciPod editor Dr Catherine Deeprose, and especially appreciated her collaboration with my local media team. I have already posted my SciPod on LinkedIn and I will attach this to my various research and academic profiles. The timing will also be useful to ME/CFS campaigns in Australia, and elsewhere.

I would recommend SciPod to those looking to cut through the noise.

Dr Brett Lidbury

Australian National University

The increase in the number of downloads for my PLOS paper indicates that the SciPod campaign has been successful. It has been a pleasure working with you and your team on this project. My work to reconstruct statistics will continue and I will certainly consider SciPod in my next outreach project.

Stanley Luck, PhD

Vector Analytics LLC

We were approached by SciPod informing us of their science communication service, and we thought it would be a good way to widen the audience of a research paper we’ve recently published. We really enjoyed working with SciPod and dealing with the editorial team was so easy and efficient, we couldn’t have asked for it to go any smoother. We are looking forward to reaching more people than just those interested in time use research, and we think our funding agency will appreciate our efforts of a new, accessible way for them and for the public to encourage wider engagement with our research.

Carla Aylmore, Project Officer

Centre for Time Use Research, UCL

We were looking for different ways to communicate our findings in a broader and more accessible way, particularly since Covid made it impossible to go and talk to people, which is what we’d normally do. I was attracted to SciPod by having a new set of eyes look at our research and extract what they thought were the most important and interesting aspects, since we’ve been working on it for a few years it was nice getting a fresher perspective. Overall working with SciPod was a really rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Dr Tilman Hartley

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

SciPod greatly helps our research by making the information available to specialists and non-specialists and to the general public. We have now used SciPod five times and this is because of the extremely professional and friendly staff, and the high quality final product.

Alejandro Estrada, Ph.D

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Our research now has an opportunity to reach and connect with more of our peers, colleagues, students and the general public both locally and internationally. I am excited about the possibilities this will bring, and I highly recommend SciPod if you want a professional scicomm service that delivers impact and a useful tool that you can use independently.

Prof. Martina Blašková, PhD

University of Žilina, Slovakia

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