In this episode, Mark is at the ARMA 2016 conference (Association of Research Managers and Administrators) to hear what leading thinkers think about the future of research impact. He interviews Phillip Ward from the University of Kent who won an ARMA award for his blog, Fundermentals, James Wilson, Professor of Research Policy from University of Sheffield, and Fiona Collegian, the founder of Piirus, with her colleague Jenny Delasalle, freelance copywriter and librarian, and editor of the Piirus Blog.
Read the Fundermentals blog at: http://fundermental.blogspot.co.uk (or follow him on Twitter @frootle)
Find out more about Prof Wilsdon's work at: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/politics/people/academic/james-wilsdon (or follow him on Twitter @jameswilsdon)
Find out more about Piirus at: www.piirus.ac.uk or follow them on Twitter @piirus_com
In this episode, Mark explains the three most common motives for researchers to engage with the impact agenda. He then provides tips on how to translate these motives into priorities that can drive action.
In this episode, Mark walks you through seven questions that will give you a social media strategy to power your research to impact:
In this episode, Mark interviews the brains behind @CECHR_OuD to reveal how she reached 87,000 followers in four years, currently growing at 150 followers per day, to become one of the most influential research institutional Twitter accounts in the world.
Mark also describes six things you can do to grow your influence on social media:
In this episode Mark discusses how you can build a network of people who can empower you to have the impacts you want.
In this episode, Mark interviews Rosmarie Katrin Neumann about her work as a knowledge broker, and asks if we might all as researchers, be able to do more to act as knowledge brokers.
Find out more about Rosi's work at http://www.fasttrackimpact.com/#!knowledge-brokerage/eazc2 or find her on Twitter at: @RosmarieKatrin https://twitter.com/RosmarieKatrin
In this episode, Mark explores the range of reasons why people engage with research.
He describes research in which he people who had engaged with researchers what had motivated their engagement, and these were the most common reasons people cited:
· Accessing future funding and new business opportunities
· Developing new solutions to old problems
· Increasing personal impact/influence through collaboration with researchers
· Intrinsic motivation to “make the world a better place” or a desire to learn about the issues being researched
Bear these motives in mind, and see if you can work out which of these motives apply to the people you want to work with. By tapping into their motives, and explaining clearly how working with you can achieve what they want, you are much more likely to get the level of engagement you want.
In this episode, Mark gives you a sneak peak behind the scenes of his new book, The Research Impact Handbook, and tells you how you can write a book in a week.
In this episode, Mark presents eight powerful questions that will enable you to envision the impacts your research might have. Whether you already have a defined impact goal and plan, or you don't know where to start, these questions will help you get a clear idea of the impacts you could achieve from your research:
In this episode, Mark shares five ways you can enhance the impact of your research. He illustrates each of the five principles with practical suggestions about ways you can generate impacts from your research.
Principle 1: Design
Know the impacts you want to achieve and design impact into your research from the start:
Principle 2: Represent
Systematically represent the needs and priorities of those who will use your research:
Principle 3: Engage
Build long-term, two-way, trusting relationships with those who will use your research and co-generate new knowledge together:
Principle 4: Early impacts
Deliver tangible results as soon as possible to keep people engaged with your work. Identify quick wins where tangible impacts can be delivered as early as possible in the research process, to reward and keep likely users of research engaged with the research process.
Principle 5: Reflect and sustain
Keep track of your progress towards impact, so you can improve your knowledge exchange, and continue nurturing relationships and generating impacts in the long term: