Is implementation research out of step with implementation practice? Pathways to effective implementation support over the last decade

This is a guest post from Joann Cattlin, PhD Student, College of Global, Urban and Social Studies RMIT University. Joann is reviewed the following article: Metz, A., Jensen, T., Farley, A., & Boaz, A. (2022). Is implementation research out of step with implementation practice? Pathways to effective implementation support over the last decade. Implementation Research and […]

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Pursuing impact in research: towards an ethical approach

Bærøe, K., Kerasidou, A., Dunn, M. et al. Pursuing impact in research: towards an ethical approach. BMC Med Ethics 23, 37 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-022-00754-3 Abstract Background: Research proactively and deliberately aims to bring about specific changes to how societies function and individual lives fare. However, in the ever-expanding field of ethical regulations and guidance for researchers, […]

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Conceptualizing the elements of research impact: towards semantic standards

Belcher, B., Halliwell, J. Conceptualizing the elements of research impact: towards semantic standards. Humanities and Social Science Communications. 8, 183 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00854-2. Abstract Any effort to understand, evaluate, and improve the impact of research must begin with clear concepts and definitions. Currently, key terms to describe research results are used ambiguously, and the most common […]

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Community Partners’ Satisfaction with Community-Based Learning Collaborations

Karasik, R.J. and Hafner, E. S. (2021) “Community Partners’ Satisfaction with Community-Based Learning Collaborations,” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship: Vol. 14 (1), Article 1. https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/jces/vol14/iss1/1 Abstract Community-university partnerships offer the potential for a number of mutual benefits, yet working with institutions of higher education can pose unique challenges for community participants. To better understand […]

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Directing Research Toward Health Equity: A Health Equity Research Impact Assessment

Castillo, E.G. and Harris, C. 2021. Directing Research Toward Health Equity: A Health Equity Research Impact Assessment. J GEN INTERN MED 36, 2803–2808. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06789-3  Abstract  Despite medical research advancements, inequities persist, as research has enhanced the health of some while leaving many communities untouched. Reforms are needed to direct research toward health equity, both during […]

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Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement

Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement Bandola-Gill, J. and Smith, K.E. (2021). Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement, Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2021.1978965 ABSTRACT Performance assessment is permeating increasingly diverse domains of higher education, even in areas previously perceived to be […]

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Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study

Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study Yeung, E., Scodras, S., Salbach, N.M., Kothari, A. and Graham, I.D. Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study. 2021. BMC Health Services Research. 21: Article number: 1181. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07107-7 Abstract Background: Considerable progress has been made to advance the field of knowledge translation to address the knowledge-to-action […]

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How can impact strategies be developed that better support Universities to address 21st Century challenges?

Reed, M., Gent, S., Seballos, F., Glass. J., Hansda, R. and Fische-Møller, M. How can impact strategies be developed that better support Universities to address 21st Century challenges? Manuscript under review in Research for All. https://4ea149a0-f407-4b41-b5a2-6c693db528c4.filesusr.com/ugd/3d4700_a9e3517d12e444519d871bee77492cb5.pdf  [downloaded December 31, 2021]. Abstract As research funders and governments around the world seek to demonstrate societal impact from […]

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Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic-Policy Engagement

Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic-Policy Engagement University Policy Engagement Network (2021) Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic‑Policy Engagement. https://www.upen.ac.uk/what_we_offer/reports/Surfacing%20Equity%2C%20Diversity%2C%20and%20Inclusion%20within%20Academic%E2%80%91Policy%20Engagement.pdf No abstract This is a report from a recently established UK network, University Policy Engagement Network (UPEN). UPEN “is a community of UK universities, academics, and policy professionals committed to increasing the impact […]

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Research Impact as Ethos

Research Impact as Ethos Rickards, L., Steele, W., Kokshagina, O. and Morales, O. (2020) Research Impact as Ethos. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. https://cur.org.au/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/rickards-et-al-2020-research-impact-as-ethos.pdf   Executive Summary   Existing dominant approaches to university research impact are not adequately meeting societal and planetary needs. Nor are they meeting societal expectations or building public trust. If academic institutions are to secure their future, they need to demonstrate a genuine […]

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