Free Online Event
21st & 22nd October 2019
20+ Speakers









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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The 2019 Research Impact Summit features over 20 speaker sessions led by knowledge translation and research impact experts, researchers, proven practitioners and influencers from government, policy and business.

The Summit consists of content across the themes of:

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.

Ann Williams Outlaw

Technical Assistant, American Institutes for Research

Jim Woodell

Consultant in Higher Education Economic and Community Impact, James K. Woodell, LLC

Tony Roche

Director / EVP for Publishing and Strategic Relationships, Emerald Publishing

Dr. Stefan de Jong

Impact Adviser and Researcher, Leiden University (The Netherlands)

Charlie Rapple

Co-founder, Kudos

Joann Starks

Senior Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research

Mark Reed

Prof of Socio-Technical Innovation, Fast Track Impact & Newcastle University UK

Annette Schmiede

Executive Leader, Bupa Health Foundation

Dr. Tim Cahill

Director, R&D Advisory, KPMG Australia

Dr. Faith Welch

Research Impact Manager, University of Auckland

Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych

Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto

Eleanor Williams

Assistant Director, Centre for Evaluation and Research, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Sarah Foxen

Knowledge Exchange Manager, UK Parliament

Dr. Stephen Kemp

Research Funding and Impact Consultant

Tamika Heiden

Principal, Research Impact Academy

Steven Hill

Director of Research, Research England, UK Research and Innovation

Kathleen Murphy

Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research

John Cook

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

Beverley Damonse PhD

Group Executive Science Engagement and Corporate Relations, National Research Foundation South Africa

Toby Smith

Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities

Dr. Ken Dutton-Regester

Founder and Director, Excite Science / Research Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Dr. David Ameyaw

President and CEO, The International Center for Evaluation & Development (ICED)

Dr. Hamish McAlpine

Head of Data and Evidence, Research England, part of UK Research and Innovation

Matt Grainger

Postdoctoral Fellow, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

Dr. Vicky Ward

Reader in Management, School of Management, University of St Andrews


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 & academics wanting to improve engagement with stakeholders external to the university.

  • University employees and research administrators 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 and impact expert and Head Inspirer at the Research Impact Academy, 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 October 20 & 21!

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