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: