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Creating, capturing and communicating research impact - online workshop


Workshop run over three sessions of two hours each: 4th, 6th & 8th July at 1pm-3pm AEST

This live and online workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of research impact and help you understand what it is, how you can plan for it, and how to easily create more opportunities to take your work to the next level. You will gain the skills and understand tools to capture meaningful information that you can use when writing about your impact in grant applications, in assessment case studies, or reporting to your funders and key stakeholders. This workshop will help you articulate your impact in a clear, logical and convincing way.

Impact knowledge and communication skills are vital to most professions and organisations. In research, this can help with grant applications and applications for promotions and tenure. In addition, we see more and more emphasis on the assessment of impact, and there is an increasing need to understand how to structure and communicate impact within case studies. In the non-profit sector or research funding arena, we are seeing a need to evaluate the impact of your work so that you can ensure a solid return on investment and continued funding and donations.

Workshop structure & modules

We have broken the workshop into separate sessions across three days to suit those working in different time zones, and that may have other competing interests during the day. This workshop will consist of three sessions of two hours duration. The sessions will be live online so that you have the opportunity to fully participate in the same way you would in a traditional face to face workshop. We will be using Zoom for the sessions, and participants will have the ability to ask questions using their microphones.

Workshop facilitator - Dr Tamika Heiden

Tamika has dedicated the last five years of her career to impact pathways through knowledge translation and the identification and assessment of research impact. Tamika is passionate about making a difference and delivering projects that create significant and lasting change for her clients. 

Tamika’s more than a decade of career experience as a researcher and research manager in the fields of health, sport and medical research, along with her formal qualifications in knowledge translation and impact make her one of the few specialists that doesn’t just talk the talk. Tamika enjoys helping her clients to form partnerships, develop impact plans, and be rewarded for their efforts.

More recently, Tamika founded and hosted the annual online Research Impact Summit. Tamika's passion for impact, along with the summit success, has led to her becoming known as the “Australian powerhouse of research impact”, and resulted in her winning the 2018 Knowledge Mobilization Forum award for Innovation. With a 4000 strong audience representing 47 countries, Tamika has interviewed more than fifty experts in the fields of stakeholder engagement, translation and implementation, and research impact.