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Programme 

Day 1 (Friday, April 17, 2015)

MORNING

Time

Session

Speaker/Panelist

09:30 – 10:00

Registration

 

10:00

Video showcase at Foyer outside Wang Gungwu Theatre

10:15 – 10:30

Opening Ceremony

       Welcome Address:
Professor Paul K. H. Tam

Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Hong Kong

 

       Opening Address:

Professor Frank Finlay

Dean of Arts, University of Leeds

 

10:30 – 12:30

 

Session 1:

Innovative Knowledge Engagement and Sustainable Partnerships

 

How to continue moving on in a meaningful way and meeting the challenges in community-university partnerships? How to handle relationship and expectation management in a partnership amidst changing priorities on both sides? Any engagement models proven to be working? 

Chairperson:

Professor John Bacon-Shone

Associate Director, Knowledge Exchange Office, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

 

Capacity Enhancement Through Collaboration: Partnership Projects of ExCEL3

Professor Cecilia L. W. Chan

Head, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU

 

Creative Collaborations: Effective Engagement with Partner Organisations

Dr Laura King

Arts Engaged Research Fellow, School of History, University of Leeds

 

The University as Life Sciences Ecosystem Orchestrator: A Nanomedicine Case Study

Professor Amy Shuen

Professor of Management Practice,

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

 

Ways in Which to Impact Law and Policy in Hong Kong

Professor Simon N. M. Young

Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Law, HKU

 

AFTERNOON

14:30 – 16:30

 

Session 2:

Articulating and Corroborating Research Impact

 

How can you tell your research has made a difference on society? What kinds of evidence are useful to corroborate impact? What if you work in those areas where corroboration of impact seems vague or difficult, such as public policy and influence on cultural change, or if you use social media to engage the public?

Chairperson:

Professor Paul Y. S. Cheung

Associate Vice-President (Research); Director of Technology Transfer Office, HKU

 

Three Different Forms of Impact in Engineering

Professor Peter Y. K. Cheung

Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London

 

From Corroborating Impact to Evaluating Research

Professor Paul Cooke

Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation, Faculty of Arts, University of Leeds

 

The Price of Impact – What Do You Want from Your Technology Transfer Office?

Mr Tom Hockaday
Managing Director, Isis Innovation Ltd, University of Oxford

 

Measuring the Benefits of Academic Research

Professor Denise Lievesley

Professor of Social Statistics and Dean of Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King's College London

 

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break and video showcase

 

17:00 – 18:00

 

Session 3:

Impact Case Studies as Food for Thought in Shaping the Faculty or Institutional Impact Agenda

 

How can we learn from case studies whilst recognising the unique nature of particular projects? Should we try to replicate case studies – or is it better to design each project on its own terms?

 

Should a strategy on impact be derived from examples of good practice, or through a top-down strategy around impact?

Chairperson:

Professor Larry D. Qiu

Associate Dean (Knowledge Exchange), Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU 

 

Panel Discussion:

 

Professor Claire Honess

Professor of Italian Studies, and Co-Director of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, University of Leeds

 

Dr Alex Bamji

Lecturer in Early Modern History, School of History, University of Leeds

 

Professor Christopher Webster

Dean of Architecture, HKU

 

18:00

Conference adjourns for Day 2

 

 

Day 2 (Saturday, April 18, 2015)

Time

Session

Speaker/Panelist

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

 

09:00 – 10:30

 

Session 4:

Evaluating Impact of Research Beyond Academia

 

Evaluating engagement or impact, or impact of engagement? What works and how assessment models can help shape an institutional impact strategy?

Chairperson:

Professor Paul K. H. Tam

Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), HKU

 

Evaluating Research Impact in the Biomedical & Life Sciences: Experiences from the UK’s REF2014

Professor Ole Petersen

Director of Biosciences, Cardiff University; Chairman of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Sub-panel 5: Biological Sciences

 

Evaluating Impact in the Arts and Humanities

Dr Matthew Boswell

Arts Engaged Research Fellow, School of English, University of Leeds

 

Assessing Impact: The Experiences of a REF2014 Sub-Panel Chairman

Professor Stephen Williamson

Emeritus Professor, University of Surrey; Chairman of the UK REF 2014 Sub-panel 13: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break and video showcase

 

11:00 – 12:00

 

Session 5:

Addressing the Unlikely Disciplines in Knowledge Exchange

 

Is it a myth or reality that KE is not relevant to some disciplines? How to overcome barriers from apathy to open hostility? How to engage more researchers in those disciplines in public engagement and involve them in the discourse of impact?

Chairperson:

Professor John Bacon-Shone

Associate Director, Knowledge Exchange Office, HKU

 

Addressing the Unlikely Disciplines in Knowledge Exchange

Professor Christopher Megone

Director of Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied, University of Leeds

 

Panel Discussion:

 

Professor Samuel M. Y. Ho

Associate Head, Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

 

Professor Christopher Megone

Director of Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied, University of Leeds

 

Dr Jason C. S. Pun

Principal Lecturer, Department of Physics, HKU

 

12:00 – 12:30

 

Closing Session:

What Next for Knowledge Exchange?

 

From being a natural consequence of research to public engagement, impact strategy, and evolving to become an engaged university? How can institutions energise themselves in this journey and beyond the earmarked funding?

Chairperson:

Professor Douglas Kerr

Dean of Arts, HKU

 

'Flattened by a Runaway Tank ...'?  Impact and the Arts and Humanities

Professor Frank Finlay

Dean of Arts, University of Leeds; Member of the UK REF 2014 Sub-panel 28: Modern Languages and Linguistics

 

 

12:30

End of programme

 

 

Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.