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Pathways to Impact Workshop

When Oct 27, 2016
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Room 2.49 in the David Attenborough Building
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The University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI) are hosting, as part of their Early Career Researchers Programme, an interactive Pathways to Impact workshop this Thursday, 27th October, 11am, Room 2.49 in the David Attenborough Building.  If you would like to attend please could you pre-register as soon as possible as spaces are filling up.  Please note tea and coffee will be available during the session and a lunch afterwards.  The workshop is open to all conservation-related early career researchers from across the disciplines within the University. 

Pathways to Impact Workshop

Impact is of ever-increasing importance and all Research Councils now request a Pathway to Impact in their research applications. 

This interactive workshop, delivered by Claire Higgett, Head of Impact Acceleration and Kate Parsley, a Research Facilitator in the Bioscience Impact Team, will help you understand what Impact is and provide you with expert advice on how to write your Pathways to Impact document.  In this session, Claire and Kate will also explain what reviewers are looking for, hints and tips on what to include, and information about support for engaging the public, business and policymakers with your research, as well as highlighting resources and other sources of support available.

Claire Higgett is Head of Impact Acceleration in the Research Strategy Office. She is responsible for strategic initiatives for research impact.  Her team manages cross-institutional grants including the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and RCUK Catalyst Seed Fund. She also co-ordinates the University’s network of Knowledge Transfer Facilitators and is involved in impact communication and training. She has 18 years of experience in research impact and knowledge transfer in Universities, funding agencies and industry.

Kate Parsley is a Research Facilitator in the Bioscience Impact Team in the School of the Biological Sciences.  Kate delivers the BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account and helps generate impact from Cambridge’s research into Agri-Tech and Animal Health.  Kate is a plant scientist by background, and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in wheat genomics and over 7 years PostDoctoral experience gained at the Universities of Adelaide and Cambridge.  Kate’s previous role was to help build NIAB Innovation Farm up from a pilot project into a vital agricultural knowledge exchange hub.

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