The Impact Agenda – an ESRC-funded seminar series – will host speakers at Seminar 5: New Frontiers of Impact on Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 from 9.00am until 5.00pm at Manchester Business School West.
Ian Miles of Manchester Institute of Innovation Research will lead the day’s discussion which will feature sessions on ‘Interdisciplinary Research and the Science-Society interface’, ‘Enhancing the Impacts of Social Research – Lessons from the RISE Project’ and ‘The Impact of Impact: REF and the behavior of social researchers’.
This seminar series adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to examine and clarify the concept of ‘impact’ in the context of academic research in the humanities and social science. The aim is to identify the processes that influence impact and explore mechanisms that maximise it.
“New frontiers of impact” gives us considerable leeway for exploring how different types of knowledge creation and application may shape the impact agenda, including examination of how these knowledge processes and outcomes may be appropriated and further shaped and developed by users (and co-producers) of different sorts.
To view the programme and book a place click here.