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Knowledge Bites: Research Impact

2 September, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Back of a person's head, looking at a wall of pinned-up paper with indistinct writing

Is your research benefitting the economy, environment or society? Are you thinking about how your research has impact outside academia?

The Australian research landscape increasingly recognises the importance of focusing on the impact of research and the need for better coordination in reporting and promoting the impact of research outcomes. For these reasons, key stakeholders including government, industry and community require more information on the benefits research activities.

Funding bodies now often require applicants to provide systematic and detailed information on the impact of their research. As such, academics have to be skilled at driving (and recording) their own research impact story.

This session aims to:

  • help you develop a sound understanding of the concept and thinking behind research impact in academic work
  • provide you with the skills to identify and develop impact stories using the Research Impact: Project Canvas tool

This handy tool can be used at any stage of the research journey and aims to give researchers an overview that may help them clarify their thinking, and make explicit plans around adoption and evaluation of their research.

To register: Please email Rachel.Bertram@uts.edu.au 

Meet our experts

Scott McWhirter

Scott works in the area of research reporting with a focus on understanding research quality and impact through research projects, agreements, ethics clearances, intellectual property and outputs. This suite of data enables UTS to understand its strengths and the areas where we can improve. His team are responsible for the submission processes of several enterprise level reports to government.

Catherine McElhone

As a Knowledge Management Officer Catherine supports reporting processes such as the annual Research Outputs Collection (ROC), the Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) and the Engagement and Impact assessment (EIA). Working within the Research Knowledge and Insights team, she is key contact for Symplectic support and utilisation. Catherine is passionate about information management and is always looking for better ways to use research knowledge assets.

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2 September, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion


UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT, Building 11 University of Technology Sydney
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia
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