After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a BMus in clarinet performance Louise went on to study an MMus, supported by an EMI Sound Foundation award, which combined the art of music and the science of performance. Following this, Louise completed cross-faculty doctoral research at the University of South Wales, exploring the occupational health and wellbeing practices, policies, and procedures of the UK conservatoire sector. Louise now works as a Research Associate at the Royal College of Music, coordinating the Conservatoires UK Healthy Conservatoires Network. Alongside her academic career, Louise works as the Research and Impact Administrator in the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences at Brunel University London, supporting researchers, and logging and monitoring impact.
There is an increasing focus on demonstrating the impact of research, particularly following the Research Excellence Framework 2014. There has been less focus on activity involving non-academic stakeholders prior to the dissemination stage. Funders such as the National Institute of Health Research make the involvement of service users or public contributors a key criterion for …
|Theme:||Public Engagement and Impact, Translation|
|Level:||Operational / Administration|
|Speakers:||Jo Lakey, Louise Atkins, Doreen Tembo|