Researchers keen to maximise the impact of their research, especially during the last 18 or so months of the REF period, may be interested in the following.
The ESRC-funded methods@manchester seminar series on the Impact Agenda is holding its sixth seminar, on Making an Impact, on Thursday May 24th at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.
The series adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to examine and clarify the concept of ‘impact’ in the context of academic research in the humanities and social science. The aim is to identify the processes that influence impact and explore mechanisms that maximise it.
Morning: Academics who have made an impact will describe this impact, explain how it came about, and draw out any general lessons about how to create impact.
Speakers include Andrew Dilnot, University of Oxford, Pete Alcock, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the ESRC-OST-Barrow Cadbury Trust Third Sector Research Centre, and Pete Edwards, Technical Director, RCUK dot.rural Digital Economy Hub and Director, PolicyGrid Digital Social Research Node, University of Aberdeen.
Afternoon: Pimp My Research – a workshop for junior researchers/PhD students
Learn how to produce an impact plan and see demonstrations of tools and techniques designed to improve your own personal research impact.
Lead: Peter Halfpenny, Sociology, Manchester and Celia Russell, Mimas, Manchester