Embedding Impact into Project Design
- Date & Time:
February 13, 2018 (Tue) | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Small Moot Court, Room 723, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus
This seminar will outline the practice of identifying the impact potential of a fledgling project and embedding considerations of impact within project design and funding proposals. Drawing on my recent experience of drafting a funding proposal on the topic of ‘Everyday Challenges for the Rule of Law: The Case of Civil / Criminal Procedural Hybrids’, I will discuss the Pathways to Impact guidelines and outline how impact considerations can be ‘built in’ to research projects from conceptualisation.
About the Speaker:
Dr Jennifer (Jen) Hendry is an Associate Professor at the University of Leeds School of Law, Director of the School’s Research Centre for Law and Social Justice, and Vice-Chair of the UK Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA). She is a member of the School of Law’s REF reading group, which is a selective group of senior academics chosen for their standing and expertise within their respective research fields. This confidential in-house process tasks the group with reading colleagues’ self-selected published outputs and providing comment and ratings in accordance with current REF criteria and REF 2014 panel feedback.
Through her position with the SLSA, which is a learned society and law subject association with over 800 national and international members, Jen also participated in the 2017 Stern Review REF consultation exercise. The SLSA sub-committee’s response to this consultation considered the following issues: the structuring of the Unit of Assessment, the composition of the Expert Panels, the selection of sub-panel chairs, the number of outputs to be expected of each staff member, output portability, collaborative and interdisciplinary research, public engagement and impact, and environment.