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Building Resilience and Advancing the Profession

Dr Julie Bayley is the Director of Research Impact Development at the University of Lincoln, and sits on the ARMA Professional Development Committee. This latest blog from our Impact Literacy Advisor takes a look at how we can nurture resilience in academia.

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How can librarians and research managers work together?

Sarah Slowe is the Head of the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) at the University of Kent. The office was established last year and reports to the Assistant Director of Library Collections (Information Services) with a dotted line to Director of Research Services. Both, alongside an Internal Board, set the direction of the OSC. In this blog, Sarah discusses how research managers and librarians can most effectively work together to help make an impact.

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How Academic Research is Driving Innovation and Growth

Vinod Saratchandran, Business Analyst at Fingent, has experience conceptualizing and delivering niche mobility products that cater for various domains including logistics, media, and non-profits. In this blog, he explores how useful academic research can potentially be for enterprises.

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What impact has Towards Maturity’s Health Check research had on Learning & Development?

Towards Maturity’s expert analysts have been championing the development of the L&D industry since 2003, driving insights that deliver real impact. To date over 6,500 learning leaders from around the globe have participated in their annual benchmark, now known as the Towards Maturity Health Check, which sees them contributing strategic intelligence to help analyse, activate and accelerate within organisations.

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Three things about impact that you need to know

Despite the huge investment in impact since the last REF, are we any better at it? Impact champion Julie Bayley suggests we need to tackle three basic misunderstandings before we can improve and become ‘impact literate’.

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Travel, transport and later life: More than just getting from A to B.

Dr Charles Musselwhite is Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University. He has a keen interest in enhancing research, policy and practice for older people and his work has seen him published in several journals and publications, as well as delivering presentations at prestigious conferences and speaking on the radio and television. Charles is also an executive committee member of the British Society of Gerontology. Ahead of the annual BSG conference beginning on the 3rd July, he discusses the importance of developing transport systems that support older people’s needs.

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Bridging the Research/Application Gap with Cases

Michael Groth is Senior Brand Manager at Emerald Publishing, where he oversees international brand strategy, champions the cause of research impact, and creates opportunities for engagement across the company’s regional markets. In this blog, he describes a panel session organized for this year’s AACSB International Conference on business cases as intellectual contributions linking academia with industry.

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How can we make our buildings more resilient to flooding?

Professor David Proverbs, co-editor of International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (IJBPA), has over ten years’ of experience as a Project Manager in the construction sector prior to entering the world of academia. With extensive expertise in flood risk management, David Proverbs discusses how we can implement vital research to ensure buildings are more flood resilient.

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Age, Appearance, and Beauty – The Face in the Mirror

Naomi Woodspring’s research is focused on critical and cultural gerontology. Her latest book, Baby Boomers, Age and Beauty, is due to be published by Emerald later this year. In this blog, she gives an enticing preview into the themes the book explores and why she has chosen to focus her research on this subject.

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