Social Science in the Public Sphere: Riots, Class and Impact 2013 – Presentations and resources
On Tuesday 2nd July, 2013 we hosted an event that looked at the opportunities and challenges of undertaking large-scale public social science projects. Professor Tim Newburn (LSE) discussed the Reading the Riots project run jointly with the Guardian. Professor Fiona Devine (Manchester) and Dr Sam Friedman (City) discussed the Great British Class Survey, which was a joint project with BBC Labs. We also looked at how these projects fit within the impact agenda and their challenges to traditional academic dissemination. This event was chaired by Jane Tinkler, Research Fellow and Manager of the LSE Public Policy Group. Podcasts and presentations available here.
Impact Conference 2012: Presentations and resources
This one day conference marked the end of the three-year ‘Impact of Social Sciences’ project – but not, of course, the Impact blog – based at the London School of Economics that has been funded by HEFCE. Working with colleagues at Imperial College London and the University of Leeds, we looked at the nature and measurement of impact of academic research in the social sciences on government and policymaking, business and industry, and civil society. See all resources here.
Impact Conference 2011: Presentations and resources
Our one day conference in June 2011 looked at a range of issues surrounding the impact of academic work on government, business, communities and public debate. Panel discussions considered what impact is, how impacts happen and innovative ways that academics can communicate their work. The smaller sessions looked at how academic work has impact among policy-making and business communities, and how academic communication can be improved and how individual academics can easily start to asses their own impact. See all the resources here.
These podcasts were recorded at our Investigating Academic Impact conference on 13th June 2011. Choose from ‘Academic Impact on Policy-Making’, ‘A ‘How To’ Guide to Measuring Your Own Impact’, ‘Improving Academic Communication’, and more. Browse the podcasts.