Whether it's finding new ways to solve problems, advancing technology, or helping communities, the conscious pursuit of impactful research is required in order to ensure that research findings and outputs ultimately create meaningful and positive changes within society.
On Wednesday 15 November 2023, the University of Melbourne will host The Future of Impact Research Symposium, which aims to explore the current research impact landscape.
Designed for the local research community, this all-day, in-person event will explore a range of important topics that are pertinent to the evolution of research impact within Australia.
Through discussion with leading local and global research impact experts, panellists will:
compare and contrast the Australian and international research impact agenda and policy settings
discuss the various approaches to building and sustaining a culture of research impact
explore the current barriers and opportunities in relation to capturing the evidence of impact
unpack and consider the 'core elements' needed to achieve genuine research impact, and
consider the future of research impact in Australia and beyond.
Professor Margaret Sheil AO: Vice Chancellor Queensland University of Technology and Chair of the ARC Review Committee
Dr David Phipps: Assistant Vice President Research Strategy and Impact at York University, and Director of Research Impact Canada
Professor Jenny Lewis: Academic director, Scholarly and Social Research Impact, Chancellery Research & Enterprise, Professor of Public Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
Dr Wade Kelly: Director, Research Excellence and Impact, Monash University
Ken Knight: Head of Research Impact & Consumer Involvement, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.