Chris studied Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge, and took his PhD in Sociology at Lancaster University. His PhD examined the development of community radio and television services in the face of social and regulatory change. Chris stepped into the newly created role of Social Sciences Research Impact Manager in March 2017, having previously worked in impact support roles at the Universities of Manchester and Salford. Chris provides expert assistance to York’s social sciences departments regarding all aspects of research impact, including but not limited to funding and the REF. He also manages the ESRC Impact Accelerator Account.
As Higher Education becomes increasingly pressurised, ‘research impact’ is being progressively systematised throughout institutional practice. Whilst formal amplification of impact (eg 25% weighting in REF) has heralded a new age of investment, it has also driven problematic and blinkered practice about ‘what counts’. Continued dominance of scholarly metrics, varied practices in weaving impact into academic …
|Theme:||Impact & Public Engagement|
|Level:||Open to all|
|Speakers:||Dr Julie Bayley, Dr Chris Hewson, Tony Roche, Helen Lau|