Making and Measuring Impact

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The University of Edinburgh


Dr Sarah Morton, The Centre for Research on Families & Relationships
The University of Edinburgh




Queens University Belfast
University Road, Belfast,


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Laura Marshall
0131 651 3001


Maximising the impact from research is now a requirement of most research funders. But how do we plan, engage and monitor our knowledge exchange and collaboration activities to ensure we create impact, and can demonstrate this?

This one day training session will draw on the growing body of literature about research utilisation to explore and problematize the processes of research impact and measurement. The first part will focus on developing understandings of how research is taken up, used and re-used by non-academics, and how this process might lead to the kind of changes in awareness, policies and practices.  The second part will address issues in assessing impact, and allow participants to start to develop an impact framework for their own research.

The course covers:

  • How research is used in non-academic context
  • How to define and operationalise concepts of research impact
  • issues in assessing impact
  • how to develop an impact framework



Intermediate (some prior knowledge)


The fee per teaching day is:

• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants.

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

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Northern Ireland


Alternative Methods of Dissemination, , Management of user involvement , Evidence-based policy and practice , Measurement

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