The Results are In!

We kicked off 2018 by asking what impact resolutions all of us could make to improve the level of real world impact made from research.

Dr Julie Bayley, Health Psychologist at Coventry University and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Impact Champion, gave her suggestions for changes that could be made to enhance the impact of your research and achievable goals to work towards.

We expanded on Julie’s thoughts by asking for your opinions with our polls on Twitter.  The top answers as voted for by you were:

  • Make research impactful beyond academia
  • Increase co creation
  • Make research more accessible to non-academics
  • Don’t treat impact as a bolt on
  • Be clearer about how our work benefits the world around us

Can you incorporate these five changes into your work through 2018 and beyond?

These results tie in with areas that Julie highlighted in her blog post:

“By the end of 2018 I hope to have brought impact literacy more fully into the arena, and improved people’s understanding of how research and the real world can meaningfully ‘connect’.”

“The single biggest thing the research community can do to make an impact is to talk to non-academics.”

We would love to hear about the changes you are making to put more focus on the real world impact of research! Join the conversation on Twitter with #RealWorldImpact or email us directly on realworldimpact@emeraldgroup.com to tell us how you’ll be ‘making the leap’ this year and beyond.

Article Details
Date Published:

January 25th, 2018

Would you like to contribute to our Real Impact blog? Find out how.

Recent News & Blogs

- Discover impact news from across the globe

Autism and Technology: Placing autistic people at the centre of research (or how we can move closer to this)

Nigel Newbutt - Education, Health

The field of autism and technology, or put another way technology used to help support autistic groups and individuals, is a field that has existed for over 40 years.  Over this period of time the field of research has grown and diversified in many ways.  Researchers first started looking at multimedia applications in the 1970’s

Read Article

Why do Cities Matter in Sustainable Development Discourse?

Maha Al-Zu'bi, Vesela Radovic - Business Innovation, Culture, Environment

As current projections indicate that the majority of the world’s future population will live in urban areas, cities play a central role in the pursuit of sustainable development. This recognition materialized through the inclusion of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 (in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development): “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient

Read Article

Looking backward to move forward for real-world socio-economic impact

Riad Shams

Dr. Riad Shams is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ural Federal University, Russia. Dr. Shams has discussed here how looking back on the historical perspectives in business and management research and practice can be instrumental to proactively and profoundly move forward, in terms of prolifically dealing with the contemporary real-life socio-economic challenges. To advance business

Read Article

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website.
You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in .

Emerald Publishing Logo

Privacy Overview

This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful.

You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings and ensure that the website works correctly, for example logging into the website.

If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to save your preferences and you may not be able to log in to the website. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.

3rd Party Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.

Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.

Privacy and information

You can find further information about our privacy and cookie policy in our Privacy and information section

To enjoy the full experience of our website please .