Dr. Ged Hall
For the last 7 years I have worked at the University of Leeds supporting academics of all disciplines to generate the impact they want to see from their research. This has involved working with academics on projects as diverse as uncovering lost Jewish musical archives, the potential benefits of mindfulness in school settings, developing infrastructure that is cheaper and easier to dismantle at the end of its usable life and the effectiveness of programmes for offenders with intellectual disability and a whole range of others. Prior to that I have been responsible for researcher development programmes, careers support and writing development. As you can see I like variety and hate being pigeon-holed. Before working in higher education I was a consultant in the oil, gas and utility sectors – essentially I was that knowledge broker that papers on impact processes / models often refer too. I loved having a foot in both the business camp (identifying problems) and in the academic camp (finding implementable ideas for those problems).