Melanie Knetsch

Strategic Lead for Innovation and Interdisciplinarity, ESRC

Melanie Knetsch is ESRC’s strategic lead for Innovation and Interdisciplinarity. Her responsibilities include developing ESRC’s thinking and activities around interdisciplinary, challenge-led activities and improving the visibility of the portfolio. Her role also includes creating opportunities for social scientific knowledge to influence the formation of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Melanie is also ESRC’s strategic lead for working with Innovate UK.Previously Melanie led on developing and delivering ESRC’s Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement, been seconded to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) as part of the Newton Fund programme management team, and worked in the RCUK office in India.

Sessions

Session Impact in Funding and Formal Frameworks
Room Sidlaw
Time 15:45 - 17:00
Date Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Theme Research Impact & Research Engagement
Style Panel
Speakers Melanie Knetsch - Strategic Lead for Innovation and Interdisciplinarity, ESRC
Prof Gideon De Wet - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Of Zululand, South Africa
Hamish Mcalpine - Senior Policy Adviser for Knowledge Exchange at HEFCE

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