Core activities: 55 minutes
Additional activities: 2 hours, 30 minutes
This introductory course looks in detail at definitions and examples of research impact in different contexts and provides an overview of how impact was assessed in the 2014 UK REF exercise. It encourages researchers to think more broadly about why their research is important, what motivates them and what they want to achieve.
- What is research impact and why is it important?
Author: Professor Averil Macdonald OBE
Professor Emerita of Science Engagement at the University of Reading, Diversity Lead for SEPnet (South East Physics Network)
Dr Ged Hall
Innovation and Enterprise Senior Training and Development Officer at the University of Leeds
Researcher and Consultant