Like all rankings, the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) has its share of shortcomings and moreover could be a damaging exercise for the humanities.
Over the last forty years, there has been a change of worlds in funding research in the arts and humanities. In the Old World, there was little direct funding or assessment of AH research. In the New World, AH research is funded directly, it is...
This paper draws on the available literature and the authors' own experiences working in the environmental sciences to provide an accessible resource for early career researchers (ECRs) seeking to achieve policy impact in their chosen field.
For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.
Background: There is growing recognition amongst health and medical research funders and researchers that translation of research into policy and practice needs to increase and that more transparency is needed on how impacts are realised. Several approaches are advocated for achieving this, including co-production of...
Given widespread labor market precarity, contemporary workers - especially those in the media and creative industries - are increasingly called upon to brand themselves. Academics, we contend, are experiencing a parallel pressure to engage in self-promotional practices, particularly as universities become progressively more market-driven. Academia.edu,...
Social science knowledge about human behavior and institutions underpins many of the notable advances in economic growth, technological innovation, health, education, good governance, and quality of life. This knowledge also helps us understand why public policy sometimes fails to improve our situation. Yet much of...
This resource offers an in-depth yet concise guide and set of recommendations on the use of scholarly metrics that attempts to encompass the entire life cycle.
In this article, we discuss a university-community partnership that had broad goals to promote social, economic, educational and cultural links between the university and people living, working or studying in Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, with particular emphasis on engaging with disadvantaged and marginalised...
We urge a broad and inclusive definition of 'engagement' and support a selective use of case studies chosen to demonstrate patterns of direct and indirect impact on end-user benefits. We caution about the limits of metrics to adequately represent the quality of our research and...
This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a complex and evolving environment.
This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a...
The ARC has commenced consultation with the higher education and research sector, industry and other end-users of research to develop quantitative and qualitative measures of engagement and impact.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of stakeholders on...
This article discusses the similarities between Australian and New Zealand Indigenous people's troublesome health issues.
Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health. A landmark comprehensive report published today...
This discussion paper addresses what effective engagement means and how it works in policy development and implementation.
This is the second discussion paper for the Lowitja Institute on government engagement with First Peoples in Australia provides a review and policy analysis of national, State...
Realising the benefits of Australia’s world-class research system requires translation of its outputs into economic and societal benefits. The effective translation of research will be at the core of Australia’s future competitiveness and prosperity.
In mid-2014 a group of ATSE Fellows, concerned by the...
This survey of more than 18,000 academics by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), found that the proportion of respondents doing commercial consultancy has more than halved from 15 per cent to 7 per cent.
This report updates the...
This report explores what helps children and young people with disability and high support needs to feel and be safe in institutional settings.
In January 2013, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, (then) Governor-General, appointed a Royal Commission to inquire into institutional responses to child...
In this blog, we analyse ‘pathways to impact’ in grant applications that led to the top scoring impact case studies in the l atest UK assessment of research excellence and impact (REF2014). It is easy to find the top scoring case studies,...
This program discusses men's apprehension in relation to undertaking flexible work hours.
Summary Women are usually the ones requesting flexible work to fit around family responsibilities. While more men are expected to share the domestic load few request flexible work, fearing a negative...
In Australia, violence against women is a serious public health and social problem with substantial numbers of women and children affected (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2013). Many instances of violence go unreported and it is therefore not possible to measure the true extent of...