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by Kat Smith Justyna Bandola Nasar Meer Ellen Stewart and Richard Watermeyer  |  6th May 2020

Kat Smith, Justyna Bandola, Nasar Meer, Ellen Stewart and Richard Watermeyer, authors of 'The Impact Agenda', examine UK efforts to incentivise and measure research impact via REF and lay out their recommendations for a new research agenda in the UK.…Read more

by Sue Cohen  |  1st May 2020

Sue Cohen, a long time community development worker, reflects on her time working on co-produced research projects and the different opinions often held by academics and community practitioners.…Read more

by Juan Tauri  |  23rd April 2020

Juan Tauri, Bristol University Press author and indigenous criminologist, examines the problems indigenous researchers face when dealing with ethics boards and points to solutions.…Read more

by Bianca Vienni Baptista  |  16th April 2020

To what extent do collaborative practices present a changing setting for research? Bianca Vienni Baptista, researcher at the Transdisciplinary Lab at ETH Zurich, explores what factors help, or hinder, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.…Read more

by Philippa Grand  |  9th April 2020

Philippa Grand, Publisher at Bristol University Press, explores interdisciplinarity, how it is changing university structures, research and teaching, and how publishing might adapt to support these new research practices.…Read more

by Berni Graham and Louca-Mai Brady  |  18th June 2019

Capturing the voices, views and experiences of children and young people directly and involving them more actively in the research process are increasingly seen as essential for good social research, evaluation, policy and service development. Often, the perspectives of children and young people are filtered through the interpretations of adults: with either parents or carers Read More

by Helen Kara  |  8th November 2018

Helen Kara discusses the idea that that scholars should stop citing the work of ‘bad people’, the issues it raises, and alternative approaches. …Read more

by Aksel Ersoy  |  24th May 2018

Aksel Ersoy, editor of The Impact of Co-production, discusses the debate around the ways public engagement can go beyond a simple consultation and how it can be ‘relevant’ in academia.…Read more

Sharon Wright and Peter Dwyer reflect on their experience of contributing to the UK Universal Credit debate, to argue that impact activities can be most meaningful if they are aimed at making a difference that really matters.…Read more