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June 12th, 2011

The Investigating Academic Impact Conference is here… tweet with us and keep updated all day!

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Blog Admin

June 12th, 2011

The Investigating Academic Impact Conference is here… tweet with us and keep updated all day!

1 comment

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

We’re looking forward to finally bringing together 300 academics and researchers from across Europe for the LSE Impact Conference: Investigating Academic Impact.

All the information you’ll need for the day will be provided in the packs given out at registration in the New Academic Building, including the final timetable, attendee list, and a couple of other goodies…

If you’re not able to join us then please check back to the blog later this week for podcasts, photos, comments and blog posts on all the key themes and discussions.

Everybody is welcome to tweet with us @LSEImpactBlog, using the hashtag #lseimpactconf.

Lots of our speakers are also on Twitter, including:

We hope you have a great day and thank you to everybody for taking part.

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The final timetable for the day is:

11:00 – Registration with coffee and pastries provided

11:30 – Welcome and introduction

11:45 – Panel 1: Current Thinking in Assessing Impact

  • Professor Patrick Dunleavy (Impact of Social Sciences project, London School of Economics)
  • Professor Alan Hughes (Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge)
  • Tomas Ulrichsen (Public and Corporate Economic Associates)
  • Chair: Simon Hix, Government Department, LSE

12:45 – Panel 2: Innovative Methods for Impact and Engagement

  • Charlie Beckett (Director of POLIS, London School of Economics)
  • Professor Stephen Curry (blogger, Imperial College London)
  • Paul Manners (Director, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, UWE)
  • Dr Martyn Lawrence (Senior Publisher, Emerald Group Publishing)
  • Mike Peel (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics / Wikimedia UK)
  • Chair: Dr Bart Cammaerts, Media and Communications, LSE

13:45 – Lunch break

14:45 – Attendees choose to attend one of the following sessions

Session A: Academic impact on policy-making

  • Maria O’Beirne (Analysis and Innovation Directorate, Department for Communities and Local Government)
  • Jill Rutter (Better Policy Making Programme Director, Institute for Government)
  • James Johns (Director of Strategy for Civil Government, HP)
  • Chair: Dr Edgar Whitley, information Systems Group, LSE

Session B: A ‘how to’ guide to measuring your own academic impact

  • Professor Patrick Dunleavy (Impact of Social Sciences project, London School of Economics)
  • Jane Tinkler (Impact of Social Sciences project, London School of Economics)

15:45 – Tea break

16:00 – Attendees choose to attend one of the following sessions

Session C: Knowledge transfer and the role of research mediators

  • Nick Pearce (Director, IPPR)
  • Professor Judy Sebba (University of Sussex)
  • Daniel Lindsay (Senior Economic Analyst, Shelter)
  • Chair: Professor Sonia Livingstone, LSE Media, LSE

Session D: Improving academic communication

  • Professor Patrick Dunleavy (Impact of Social Sciences project, London School of Economics)
  • Chris Gilson (Managing Editor, British Politics and Policy blog, London School of Economics)

17:15 – Concluding Panel: 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, social work and social policy panel, REF impact pilot)
  • Astrid Wissenberg (Director of Partnerships and Communications, Economic and Social Research Council)
  • Chair: Tony Travers, LSE Greater London Group

18:00 – Drinks reception

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