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

Here be dragons

Alison Dawson

Mapping research and identifying gaps in the evidence base for design which supports and enables people with dementia to live as well as they are able to. The sun is shining and the skies are blue over the University of Stirling this morning. The conference room of the Iris Murdoch Building is filled with people

Read Article

The importance of prioritising health for children

Michael Rigby

Children form a fifth of the population in Europe; and the whole of the future population – they will grow up to become the future workforce, parents, and informal carers; in due course they will progress to become the future older citizens. Therefore, child health should be everybody’s business – for altruistic, societal and economic

Read Article

Why the creation of successful partnerships is essential for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Monica Thiel

I find the concept of partnerships an interesting and vital one for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is mainly due to the multiple social and business relationships that shape and modify the partnership process and determine partner responsibility. Partnerships require systemic innovation within differing organizational structures and goals across sectors

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 .