Dr. Faith Welch

Research Impact Manager, University of Auckland

Dr. Faith Welch

Research Impact Manager, University of Auckland
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faith.welch@auckland.ac.nz

Biography

Faith’s passion for research impact was ignited during her PhD, when her research was used to help sell a tick and flea treatment. Since then Faith embarked on a career in research management and now has over seven years’ experience working in research impact-related roles in the UK and New Zealand. She has worked in knowledge exchange and business engagement at one of the seven UK Research Councils, as an impact specialist at the University of Bristol developing and supporting impact activities, and is currently the first ever Research Impact Manager at the University of Auckland.

In this role, Faith is responsible for developing and maintaining the University’s Research Impact Strategy. She has a passion for growing impact literacy and strives to mobilise and sustain a positive impact culture within the University and New Zealand. Faith is also one of the founding convenors of the Australasian Research Management Society’s Impact Special Interest Group.

When she is not making an impact at work, Faith is making an impact on skates. She plays the full-contact sport of Roller Derby and represents Auckland at an international level.