These podcasts were recorded at our Investigating Academic Impact conference on 13th June 2011.

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Current Thinking In Assessing Impact, and Innovative Engagement
In part one of this podcast, Patrick Dunleavy, Alan Hughes and Tomas Ulrichsen discuss current thinking in impact assessment. Part two sees Charlie Beckett, Stephen Curry, Paul Manners, Martyn Lawrence, Mike Peel and Bart Cammaerts consider innovative methods for impact and engagement. (63 MB, approx 134 minutes)

Academic Impact on Policy-Making
Maria O’Beirne, Jill Rutter, and James Johns discuss how academics might have more of an impact on policy making, across a range of sectors. (28 MB, approx 60 minutes)

A ‘How To’ Guide to Measuring Your Own Impact
Patrick Dunleavy and Jane Tinkler present a guide for academics on measuring their impact. (26 MB, approx 55 minutes)

Knowledge Transfer and the Role of Research Mediators
Nick Pearce, Director at IPPR; Professor Judy Sebba, University of Sussex; and Daniel Lindsay, Senior Economic Analyst at Shelter consider the role of knowledge transfer and think tanks. (27MB, approx 58 minutes)

Improving Academic Communication
Patrick Dunleavy and Chris Gilson, managing editor at the British Politics and Policy at LSE blog, discuss the merits of academic blogging and other new forms of academic communication. (27 MB, approx 58 minutes)

Research Impact and the REF
Professor Rick Rylance, Chief Executive, Arts and Humanities Research Council; David Sweeney, Director of Research, Innovation and Skills, HEFCE; Professor Paul Wiles, Panel Chair, REF impact pilot; and Drs Astrid Wissenburg, Director of Partnerships and Communications, Economics and Social Research Council discuss the Research Excellence Framework. (23 MB, approx 49 minutes)

*These podcasts were recorded in July 2011, so may not contain up to date information on REF arrangements.

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