How to engage with policy makers: A guide for academics in the arts and humanities

Guide: A guide from the UK's Institute for Government, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), bringing together some of the learning from their six year partnership on the Engaging with Government programme - framed in the light of a post-COVID-19 world, where the government’s response and the questions now being asked about the … Continue reading How to engage with policy makers: A guide for academics in the arts and humanities

Building informal knowledge‐sharing relationships between policy makers and academics: Insights from a PM&C engagement project

Journal Article Annette Quayle and Bernadette Kelly outline a project to encourage knowledge sharing and engagement between academics and a policy team within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The project was designed to enhance policy advice by drawing on a group of academics outside the policy ranks to act as a sounding … Continue reading Building informal knowledge‐sharing relationships between policy makers and academics: Insights from a PM&C engagement project

Reconceptualising research impact: reflections on the real-world impact of research in an Australian context

Journal article Joanne Doyle presents the results of a study conducted with researchers in a regional Australian university to explore the lived experience of research impact. The findings suggest a new definition of research impact as the process whereby research knowledge makes a difference to the knowledge beneficiary.  click here for article

Six strategies to ensure policies are backed by evidence

Blog post Danielle Campbell and Gabriel Moore present six evidence-based strategies for ensuring policies are informed by relevant research in the I2 Insights blog. Their research focus is on health policy, but their findings do have broader applications. click here to read full text

Making an academic contribution to public policy

Sean Innis As anyone with experience in government knows, developing policy is a complex, contested process with many uncertainties and vagaries. Worthy policy ideas long in development and thoughtful in design are often left on the cutting room floor, while other ideas emerge with little thought or planning seemingly from nowhere. From the perspective of … Continue reading Making an academic contribution to public policy

Making an impact with research: How to engage critically with well-meaning advice

Blog post Paul Cairney and Kathryn Oliver present thoughts and guidance, based on their review of advice frequently offered to academics about how to use research to make an impact on policy. They focus on the relative lack of specific advice, and advice tailored to early career researchers, female researchers, and people of colour. click … Continue reading Making an impact with research: How to engage critically with well-meaning advice