How do we determine when our research has impact? If our aim is to produce research that contributes to making a positive difference in the world, how do we measure and track achievements?
In this episode of Between the Lines, IDS’ Director of Communications and Impact, James Georgalakis, speaks with James Gow and Henry Redwood from Kings College London, who co-authored the book: Impact in International Affairs: The Quest for World-Leading Research.
They explore the concept of impact and the characteristics found in ‘World-Leading’ Impact, as identified by the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). They discuss the limitations of such frameworks, that treat change processes as linear and miss some of the more difficult to measure positive impacts.
With thanks to:
- Kelly Shephard introduces the podcast.
- James Georgalakis is the interviewer.
- James Gow speaks first and Henry Redwood speaks second.
- Sarah King produces and edits the podcast series and created the artwork.
- Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images