‌Impact

For the Faculty of Sciences Departmental academic impact leads are are the first point of contact for discussions around impact. For Arts and Humanities please contact Helen Jones – Research Impact Manager within the Humanities Research Centre. For Social Sciences please contact Chris Hewson –Research Impact Manager in the Research Centre for Social Sciences.

Staff in professional support services are available to assist you in a wide range of impact activities, from planning and monitoring impact events to finding funding to work with businesses. 

Staff in Research Strategy and Policy work closely with the funders to identify the University's approach and support for this activity.

The Business Development Team in Research & Enterprise can assist staff in engaging companies with their research through translational funding. 

The Economic Development Team in Research & Enterprise can assist staff in engaging companies through funds won from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Click the links in the boxes below to find further information relating to these activities and who to contact. 

 

Advice and training on impact

Further information

The Research Strategy and Policy team interpret existing sector guidance to provide professional advice and training to academic and professional staff on impact definitions; potential pathways to impact; evidencing, measuring and recording of impact and external developments.

Key contacts

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Tracy Dancer
Impact Officer, Research Strategy and Policy Office 
01904 322066

 

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Dr Chris Hewson
Research Impact Manager, Research Centre for Social Sciences
01904 321150

 

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Dr Helen Jones
Research Impact Manager, Humanities Research Centre
01904 328122 

   

 

 

Identify funding for knowledge exchange activities

Further information

The business development team works with academic staff to develop and undertake knowledge exchange and impact activities and to derive social, including commercial, benefit from existing research.

Key contacts

Rukmal Abeysekera

Rukmal Abeysekera
Knowledge Transfer Manager
01904 435287

Emma Brown

Emma Brown
Business Development Manager
01904 435155

 

Identify and engage partners to develop existing knowledge transfer ideas

Further information

Opportunties to derive social, including commercial, benefit from existing research through knowledge transfer often require external organisations as partners. The Research and Business Development teams have strong existing links with external groups and can identify and engage with potential partners. 

Groups of beneficiaries may be identified operating internationally or from within our own alumni. The International Relations Office can support partnership development with overseas partners.  The Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA) can assist with accessing our alumni network. 

Key contacts

Rachel Curwen

Rachel Curwen
Rachel.curwen@york.ac.uk
Senior Research Development Manager
01904 435124

Emma Brown

Emma Brown
Emma.brown@york.ac.uk
Business Development Manager
01904 435155

Publicise your research

Using the media and other platforms, such as the University website, social media, and public engagement channels, can raise your profile and raise awareness of your research within key beneficiary groups.  

Further information

Key contacts

Alistair Keely
alistair.keely@york.ac.uk
Head of Media Relations
+44 (0)1904 32 2153

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Sheila Perry 
sheila.perry@york.ac.uk
Research Communications Officer 
Strategic Marketing and Digital Communications 
01904 324894