Creating policy impact, discipline variations in impact and unintended consequences

24 Aug 2020
13:50 - 14:30

Creating policy impact, discipline variations in impact and unintended consequences

Whilst working with the Scottish government Kat became aware of how little a role academic research seemed to play in developing policies for frontline services. In fact, she came to see that academics were not seen as useful to that process at all. This led to her studies in research impact. This process and prior learning has allowed Kat to understand a whole host of factors that influence policy and why this gap exists. In this interview, we discuss these barriers, differences between impact creation in other disciplines, such as comparing impact in STEM versus the humanities or social sciences and the patterns that Kat has seen and learned about along the way and that has even led her to write a book about it!

Specifically, we discuss:

  • How research shapes policy and how policy shapes research
  • Changing views and learnings of impact over time
  • How different disciplines think about reserach impact
  • Time for a new research impact agenda
  • Key lessons that have emerged from the UK experience and suggestions for alternative approaches

 

Add to Calendar

Access Full Guide

Time converter at worldtimebuddy.com