The international impact agenda is growing rapidly, with more countries adopting impact as part of their research assessment. Since the inclusion of impact in REF2014, the UK has been reflecting on the challenges and complexities of impact, and it is clear that institutional support is vital to broker research into practice. However, despite growing communities of practice (eg. ARMA Special Interest Group) it remains difficult to transpose solutions from one university to another due to differences in (eg.) size, disciplinary breadth, pre-existing culture and research management structure.
Developed through support by Emerald Publishing’s ‘Real World Impact’ campaign, an Institutional Health Check for impact assists universities to ‘diagnose’ their own provision and ‘prescribe’ routes towards coordinated processes, impact literacy and embedded culture.
This session presents two contrasting case studies from Universities of Lincoln and Reading demonstrating how health checks support the mapping of functions and skills to support culture change and tailored improvement strategies.
Delegates will receive and use an Institutional Health Check tool to consider their own institution’s impact provision, and will also hear about how a social science publisher is supporting the dissemination of impactful research as part of its sector support strategy.
|Time||11:30 - 12:45|
|Date||Wednesday 6th June, 2018|
|Theme||Research Impact & Research Engagement|
Dr Julie Bayley - Director of Research Impact Development, University of Lincoln
Dr Anthony Atkin - Research Impact Manager, University of Reading
Dr Stephanie Maloney - Head of Research and Industrial Partnerships, University of Lincoln
Tony Roche - Director of Publishing & Strategic Relationships, Emerald Publishing