Academia 2.0: challenges of impact, communication, and relevance

A regional event for Early Career Researchers in the Humanities sponsored by the British Academy and Hallsworth at the University of Manchester

29-30 April 2014
Chancellor’s Hotel, Manchester

Early career researchers face a very different environment if compared to the one faced by more senior
researchers at the early stages of their careers. The new set of issues include challenges with reaching and
having an impact on society with academic research, as well as the new and changing ways of communicating research findings to a wider audience. One important change, which is the result of new policies amongst research bodies, is the question surrounding ‘relevance’. Each of these areas will be explored in this 2 day networking event.
A workshop on Pathways to Securing Policy Impact will be run by policy@manchester.

Keynote presentation:

Professor Luke Georghiou, Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Manchester,

Professor of Science and Technology Policy and Management in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at Manchester Business School


Jill Rubery, Professor of Comparative Employment Systems (Manchester)

Chris Hewson, Impact Coordinator for the School of Environment, Education, and Development (Manchester)

Martin Scott, Lecturer in Media and Development, School of International Development (University of East Anglia)

David Girling, Lecturer and Director of Research Communication, School of International Development (University of East Anglia)

Uma Kothari , Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies (Manchester)

Joanne Tippet, Lecturer in the Discipline of Planning and Landscape (Manchester)

The event is open for postdoctoral research fellows in Humanities.

Accommodation will be provided.

Spaces are limited. Please contact Gale Raj-Reichert at to participate

Please include your current position and university affiliation.

Event flyer is available here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s