As a new researcher (with no or few publications), it is important to understand how you can communicate and promote your research and then evidence its impact in both academic and non-academic contexts. Demonstrating engagement and impact can have a significant effect on a researcher’s career with implications for funding, collaborations and, sometimes, promotion.

This workshop will introduce the basics of knowledge translation as well as the associated tools and strategies, including promotional strategies, traditional metrics, altmetrics such as PlumX and Kudos, social media and traditional media. For instance, journals are introducing video abstracts (e.g., Dr Katie Zhukov's article with Sage); what are these and what is involved? This workshop not only introduces concepts and tools related to impact but also discusses available support to ensure that you are equipped to make your research visible while engaging with researchers and the broader community.

 

About Impact & influence

Your research may have the potential to impact both policy and practice and influence the broader community in a number of ways. Knowing how and where to communicate your research, and understanding how to do so ethically and responsibly, will ensure your research makes an impact. 

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