19TH & 20TH NOVEMBER 2018





A single ticket for you at the Research Impact Summit


The two-day online event that will change the way you think about research impact

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Every one of these tickets gets you a place at the Summit


Provides a week of access to a learning hub, for young people living in a remote indigenous community, where they wil develop IT and English literacy skils 


The 2018 Research Impact Summit features over 20 speaker sessions led by knowledge translation and research impact experts, researchers, proven practitioners and industry influencers.

The Summit consists of content across the themes of:

Knowledge Translation, Implementation Science, Collaboration & Engagement, Dissemination, and Research Impact.

The summit is for researchers, research support and administrators, research funders and anyone wanting to learn more about research impact.

This summit will transform the way you plan for and deliver on your impact endeavours – whether you are new to research impact or have years of experience.



Industry thought leaders and academic experts share their secrets at the Research Impact Success Summit.

Dr. Rebecca Colvin

Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University

Dr. Andy Stapleton

Founder and CEO,

Dr. Mark Buzza

Director - Global Biomedical Research Programs, Movember Foundation

Dr. Anneliese Poetz

Manager, Knowledge Translation, Kids Brain Health Network

Dr. Ged Hall

Academic Development Consultant, Leeds University

Melanie Knetsch

Strategic Lead: Innovation and Impact, Economic and Social Research Council, UK Research and Innovation

Christine Brennan

Research and Innovation Projects Manager, University of Limerick

A/Prof Drew Evans

Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia

Dr. Bev J. Holmes

President and CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)

Professor Mike Smith

Emeritus Professor of Medical Science and Managing Partner at Harper Keeley LLP

Daisy De Windt

Director Business Development, Conceptavission

Mr. David Sweeney

Executive Chair, Research England

Dr David Phipps

Executive Director, Research and Innovation Services, York University

Dr. Tullio Rossi

Founder, Animate your Science

Lucy Byrne

Managing Director, Healthy Tasmania

Duncan Ross

Chief Data Officer, Times Higher Education

Peter Stoyko

Chief Social Scientist and Information Designer, Elanica

Kathryn Graham, PhD

Executive Director, Performance Management and Evaluation, Alberta Innovates

Professor Helena Lenihan

Economist and Chair of the University of Limerick Research Impact Committee

Tamika Heiden

Principal, Knowledge Translation Australia

Pamela Fuselli, MSc

VP, Knowledge Transfer and Stakeholder Relations, Parachute

Kaelan A. Moat, PhD

Managing Director, McMaster Health Forum


This exclusive online event is broken down into the following sections:


You’ll learn about translation, the terminology involved, how to plan for it and how translation is related to impact.


Learn some interesting methods and tools to use for your research dissemination. Understand the processes of implementation.


Understand how others create and measure their impact and how you too can be efficient and effective in your impact endeavours.


#1 – Learn from others experience, hear from the experts how research impact can be done more efficiently and effectively

Don’t spend years trying to “figure it out” and learn everything for yourself. Why waste your precious time experimenting when you can learn directly from people who’ve done what you want to do.

These carefully selected speakers will empower you by teaching you what really works, so you can develop your own pathways to research impact.

#2 – Watch at your convenience

There’s no flight or hotel room to book and definitely no conference fee….not to mention the time away from your research. You can watch the sessions online at your own convenience, each interview will be live for 72 hours.

#3 – Action packed interviews with researchers, translation experts and policy drivers

No boring talking heads! You get to see the expert speakers, and I have a real and raw conversation about a topic in-depth, with instant takeaways and actionable advice you can use immediately.


  • Researchers wanting to improve engagement with industry.

  • University employees wanting to better support research impact.

  • Research funders who fund impact activities but want to hear the realities faced during the process.

  • Early career researchers that want to get ahead of the rest, stand out, and create a big impact from research.

  • People that want to hear about the tools, tips, tricks, trials and tribulations of bridging the research to practice gap.


Research impact is the new black! 

  • Academics are being asked to demonstrate that their research has Impact.

  • Academics expected to provide evidence that their publicly funded research is making a difference to society in some way. 

The requirement to show impact has caused some confusion, despair and even mild panic among the academy. 

What you'll learn

  • What makes for successful stakeholder engagement

  • The do’s and don’ts of collaboration with non-academic stakeholders

  • Video and animation as a tool for knowledge sharing

  • How to build and maintain an institutional capacity for research translation and impact

  • The role and structure of intermediary organisations

  • Hear from research funders about how they fund translation and measure the impact of their investment in research

  • The key elements that go into writing a research impact case study

  • Benefits, pitfalls and interesting insights on the UK Research Excellence Framework

  • International perspectives on knowledge translation and research impact.

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Your Host

Hi, I’m Tamika Heiden – host of the Research Impact Summit.

I’m a knowledge translation expert and the founder of Knowledge Translation Australia, a consultancy working to bridge the research to practice gap.

Over the last few years, I have worked across many organisations from funders to universities and places in between. I am always on the lookout for how I can help others to create greater benefits and impact of the research endeavour, and I like to learn from the best.

Come join me and let’s take our research impact efforts to the next level.

I’ll see you on November 19 & 20!

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