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Prof Roger Goodman, Head of the Social Sciences Division and Prof Alis Oancea, Deputy Director of Research at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education recently convened a high-profile seminar series on 'Impact and Knowledge Exchange in an Evolving Research Environment', held at the University of Oxford in the summer term 2015 (May-June).

The six seminars in the series provided an opportunity for dialogue around new directions in KE and impact policy, governance, and practice, involving key stakeholder groups. The seminars took place on Wednesday evenings between 6 May and 17 June, between 17.00 and 18.30.

Programme

6 May, Saïd Business School
Prof James Wilsdon, University of Sussex and David Walker, Academy of Social Sciences
'In metrics we trust? Impact, indicators & the prospects for social science over the next five years'

 

20 May, Nuffield College
Dr Steven Hill, HEFCE
'Understanding research impact: analysis of the REF impact case studies'

 

27 May, Nuffield College
Dr Eleonora Belfiore, University of Warwick
'"What was I thinking?!": being an academic in the age of impact'

 

3 June, Nuffield College
Prof Paul Wouters, University of Leiden
'Competing for excellence: Perverse and constructive effects of evaluation machines in academia'

 

10 June, Saïd Business School 
Dr Simon Kerridge, University of Kent, ARMA
'Approaches to facilitating research impact'

 

17 June, Saïd Business School
Panel discussion: Impact and Knowledge Exchange in an Evolving Research Environment
Sir Andrew Dilnot, Nuffield College
Dr Claire Donovan, Brunel University Presentation
Prof Colette Fagan
, University of Manchester Presentation
Prof Roger Goodman,
University of Oxford (Chair)
Prof Alis Oancea, University of Oxford
Prof Ian Walmsley, University of Oxford

Enquiries: ke@socsci.ox.ac.uk