ECR Event: Creating Impact – What you need to know

18 Oct, 2023:

2:30 pm -

18 Oct, 2023:

4:30 pm

Creating Impact from Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

How can collaboration with enterprises and multidisciplinary teams help researchers create impact from your research?  How can researchers effectively navigate the path to commercialising academic ideas? These are some of the questions our panellists will address in our next webinar. The panel will include researchers from four Welsh Universities at different career stages.

The session is aimed at researchers who wish to listen to successful stories of creating research impact. Attendees will learn how to make their work visible to partners outside academia, how to approach them and reflect on how research innovation can drive their career as an ECR in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Guest Speakers:

  • Forging Collaborations for Research with Impact

Dr Shubha Sreenivas CPsychol, FHEA | Programme Leader – MSc Psychology (Conversion); Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Biological Psychology) Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Psychology Department
Wrexham University.

  • HUG by LAUGH, from Idea to University Spin-Out

Aidan Taylor | Lecturer in Computer Embedded Design Academic Associate, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

  • “Get me out of here! And into there”

Professor Louisa Huxtable-Thomas | Lead for Enterprise, Partnerships and Innovation, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Swansea University

  • Commercialising Ideas in Higher Education: The Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society Journey

Dr Felicity Healey-Benson | IICED Lead Researcher and Entrepreneurial Learning Champion; International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The webinar will be chaired by Professor Jonathan Bradbury (FLSW), Personal Chair, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations, Swansea University.

Jonathan conducted his doctoral research in the School of History at Bristol University.  He held a research fellowship at Bristol before temporary lectureships at the Universities of London and Warwick.  He gained a permanent job at Swansea University in 1992, and was awarded a personal chair 2010. He was Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Applied Social Sciences, 2011-2016 and Director of Research in the College of Arts and Humanities 2017-21.  He has been Associate Dean in Research, Innovation and Impact in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Swansea University since 2021.  His research has predominantly been in the area of UK devolution and territorial politics, Local government, parties, representation and public policy.