Building a culture of research impact

Blog post Louise Shaxson writes for the London School of Economics and Political Science that developing a culture of engagement and collaboration is just as important to achieving research impact as following best practice, and presents five principles that underpin an effective research impact culture. click here to read article

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

The New Practice of Public Problem Solving

Media article A new class of innovators is advancing the public good by figuring out what people actually need and then testing, improving, and scaling solutions that may already be out there. Tara McGuinness and Anne-Marie Slaughter present the four elements of their method. click here for article

Knowledge sharing between policy makers and academics

Media article Maria Katsonis writes in The Mandarin summarising research from Queensland University of Technology and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet which identifies various barriers from various perspectives to including academic expertise in policy-making. Various possible solutions are then offered. click here to read article

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

Key issues in co-creation with stakeholders when research problems are complex

Journal article The extensive literature on research co-creation is mostly based on problems being treated as clearly defined and solvable. Gabriele Bammer explores the impact on co-creation when problems are complex. click here to read