Sarah Hall has been Research Impact Strategy and Policy Manager for the University of Leicester for the past four years, and supported the delivery of the impact aspect of the institution’s REF2014 submission. Since 2014, she has worked to embed impact into the research culture of the University and to manage preparations for the next assessment exercise. A member of the University’s Research Strategy and Policy team, Sarah works centrally across the institution supporting academic staff from all disciplines to explore, articulate and evidence the economic and societal impact of their research. She joined Leicester from Loughborough University where she spent two years in a communications role within the Enterprise Office. Before entering the Higher Education sector, Sarah enjoyed a 20-year communications career, working for a variety of media organisations and as an independent PR, press and marketing consultant.
Research impact is an institutional priority for HEIs. It represents a significant percentage of the measurement of research excellence through the REF, while an acceptable Pathways to Impact statement is now a condition of funding for all Research Council grant applications. Impact may be firmly on the agenda, but how can impact be supported, developed …
|Theme:||Public Engagement and Impact, Service Organisation and Delivery|
|Speakers:||Sarah Hall, Saskia Walcott|