Impact Workshops by Arts Engaged Research Fellows of the University of Leeds

Impact Workshops by Arts Engaged Research Fellows of the University of Leeds

Dr James Stark
Dr Lorraine Blakemore
Dr Laura King

Impact is a key element of the University's knowledge exchange (KE) strategy. The KE Executive Group considers it important to further develop the impact evaluation mechanism and capabilities to analyse and articulate the broad impacts of the University's excellent research to society. In this regard the experience of overseas institutions that are recognized leaders in KE would provide valuable reference and inputs to us.

The Knowledge Exchange Office is organizing workshops to be conducted by researchers from the University of Leeds who have hands-on experience in preparing impact statements and impact case studies for the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Since November 2013, three Arts Engaged Research Fellows of the University of Leeds have visited the University and delivered impact workshops as follows:

During their visits, each Fellow also delivered a KE seminar on their community engagement projects as well as research seminars or public lectures on their research work. The research seminars and public lectures were organized by the hosting departments in the Faculty of Arts. Details about the impact workshops and KE seminars can be viewed here.

Dr Matthew Boswell from Leeds will conduct another impact workshop on April 16, 2014. Researchers from other overseas institutions will be invited to conduct impact workshops in other non-technology-related disciplines or technology-related disciplines in due course.