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 firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us how you’ll be ‘making the leap’ this year and beyond.
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