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Impact

The University of Huddersfield has a long standing reputation of producing high quality, International research output with excellent impact. As an institution, we recognise the importance of looking beyond academia to address global challenges and make a real difference, socially and economically. Take a look at some of our impact case studies, which demonstrate a huge range of innovative research.

Why does it matter?

As the majority of research is publicly funded, achieving impact and public good is now viewed as an integral element of the research process. With the Research Excellence Framework (REF) driving forward the impact agenda by placing an increasing emphasis on public engagement and real-world value, institutions are increasingly expected to demonstrate a commitment to transformational research that benefits society at large. The University of Huddersfield recognises the importance of collaboration in impact, both with industry partners and other disciplines, reflected in the work conducted by our Research Centres and Institutes.

How do we support our Academics in achieving Impact?

Research and Enterprise provide a range of services to assist our researchers at all stages of the research process.

We offer a range of training sessions throughout the academic year covering topics such as submitting successful proposals, using social media and impact in research. These can be booked through the Staff Development pages. Our pre-award team can also assist with developing impact statements during the funding application stage.

There are a number of useful resources that have been developed by Research Councils and other institutional bodies which can assist researchers looking to develop skills in impact delivery and public engagement. Please see the list below for relevant links and guidance.

Who can I contact about Impact?

If you have a query regarding impact in relation to your own research project, this can be addressed to our central Research and Impact Officer, Esmay Slator on ext.3909 or e.slator@hud.ac.uk

School specific impact contacts

For impact queries specifically relating to research in Computing and Engineering, please contact the School Impact Support Officer, Zoe McCluskey on ext. 3711 or z.mccluskey@hud.ac.uk

For impact queries specifically relating to research in the Business School, please contact the School Impact Support Officer, Gillian Mooney on ext. 3502 or g.s.mooney@hud.ac.uk

For impact queries specifically relating to research in Education and Professional Development, please contact the School Impact Support Officer, Kathrine Jensen on ext. 8237 or k.jensen2@hud.ac.uk

Useful Links

  • Bibliometrics - read a summary of of bibliometrics, and an overview of which tools and websites you can use to assess the impact of your publications
  • SciVal - use to assess the research performance of individuals, research groups or institutions

 

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