Research Impact

Government and funding organisations generally expect researchers to be aware of the potential difference their research could make, and to be able to articulate how impacts could be generated. The Research Impact team supports researchers by providing impact advice on idea generation, planning, execution, evidencing and reporting (such as the REF 2021).

The Research Impact team manages the:

  • EPSRC-funded and STFC-funded Impact Acceleration Accounts
  • University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund
  • SFC Global Challenges Research Fund

These funding streams support activities that strengthen relationships with strategic external partners and maximise the potential for research impact in any sector with ‘real world’ users of research.


The Research Impact team: Dr Carlos Galan-Diaz, Laura Bates, Euan Donohue

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 4001

Recent news from the Research Impact team

  • Centre for Energy Ethics (Policy Engagement Practice) PEPtalks
              Ever wondered what role research and evidence plays in policymaking? Have you considered how your research can help inform policy? Do you know how to engage with policymakers? The Centre for Energy Ethics is pleased to announce its Policy Engagement Practice seminar series – PEPtalks. Please join us and our…
  • ‘South-South’ Conversation on Climate Change and Coastal Communities
    The ‘South-South’ Conversation on Climate Change and Coastal Communities facilitated by the interdisciplinary GCRF Cultural Heritage Hub Consolidation Project was held on Wednesday 3 February 2021, 15:00 GMT. This webinar was the first in a series of global conversations for GCRF researchers based at the University and our international partners. The conversation webinars will create a platform…
  • GCRF Events May 2019
    The Forum held two GCRF events in May 2019 – both were very well attended. Along with poster presentations, we had support teams discussing topics affecting global challenges work and and external advisors and partners talking about economic partnerships, community conservation, community heritage and more….

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Administered by RBDC

Public Engagement related activities (full lists are available on the RBDC webpages):

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) opportunities:

Research videos

Find out about research videos and some of the research recently undertaken by academic staff in  this series of short videos. You can also view several business engagement and company formation videos which represent projects that were supported by our 2013-2015 EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.