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Our Journey To Equality

We’re on a journey to embrace equality, diversity and inclusivity, both within our organisation and in the real world. In 2015, we started our journey to gender equality, with the introduction of the diversity programme, STRIDE, a Steering Committee, with an initial focus on gender diversity.  This initiative demonstrated the importance of diversity to an

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Blog - Harald Hornmoen and Klas Backholm

Listening is just as important as informing in crisis communication

To listen to social media users and respond to their worries or emerging rumors should be a central part of professionals’ crisis communication strategies. This is one of the results in our upcoming book Social Media Use in Crisis and Risk Communication, in which we discuss current practices and future directions for professional crisis communicators.

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Blog - Alex De Ruyter

Reflections on the role of the academic in fostering critical debate in society: from “Scholar” to “Expert”?

A common phrase once applied to those serious on embarking on a “scholarly” career was “publish or perish”. In other words, all that mattered to foster a successful academic career was to get articles (typically “double-blind” refereed peer-reviewed) accepted into so-called “leading/international journals”. Now it appears that this is no longer enough. The ever-present pressure

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Blog - Dr Julie Bayley

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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Blog - Sarah Slowe

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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Blog - Vinod Saratchandran

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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Blog - Julie Bayley

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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Blog - Dr Charles Musselwhite

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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Blog - Michael Groth

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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