For anyone new to the idea of generating and capturing impact from their research, a good place to start is public engagement.
By disseminating your research more widely and engaging with a variety of different stakeholders you will be able to track whether your research is having a real-world impact.
Some of the best resources that we have found for getting started with public engagement can be found below:
Public engagement toolkits (National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement – NCCPE): https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/
Fast Track Impact Blog – Evidencing Impacts from Public Engagement: http://www.fasttrackimpact.com/single-post/2017/11/23/Evidencing-impacts-from-public-engagement
Research for All Journal Article: A Common Standard for the Evaluation of Public Engagement with Research (Reed et al., 2018): https://teamsite.salford.ac.uk/sites/sc02/REF2021/SitePages/Impact%20Evidence%20Collection.aspx
Jobs.ac.uk Website – The impact Factor: How to Raise Your Public Profile: https://teamsite.salford.ac.uk/sites/sc02/REF2021/SitePages/Impact%20Evidence%20Collection.aspx
If you have any questions or would like to explore this further, please contact Emma Sutton, Impact, Engagement & Environment Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not take this opportunity to check out the impact resources available on our intranet site: https://www.salford.ac.uk/ref