Alistair Scott - Knowledge Officer
I work in many aspects of Knowledge Mobilisation, including the use of social media to track research uptake, managing knowledge programmes, supporting innovation, producing how-to guides and developing elearning programmes.
I recently developed TwitterWeave, a free web app designed to help researchers track how Twitter users engage with their research. My background is in NGO campaigning, multimedia software design and e-learning software.
Before joining IDS I worked as an ergonomist, a research fellow in the Open University Institute of Educational Technology, a Campaigns Officer for Oxfam, and Technology Officer and Trainer for OneWorld.Net.
I have a PhD in Human-Computer Interface Design.
Follow me on Twitter @Al_Scott_Twitt
Testing TwitterWeave: An Application of the New IDS Web Tool for Tracking ResearchIDS Evidence Report 191 (2016)
Understanding how people engage with research is a key issue for researchers, donors and anyone concerned with research impact, but observing this type of engagement is not easy. However, thanks to today’s widespread use of social media, it is now possible in principle to capture some of this engagement. More details
A Real-time Web Application for Tracking Twitter Exchanges about ResearchIDS Evidence Report 177 (2016)
Understanding how people engage with research is an increasingly important issue, and not just for researchers. Funders, the media, politicians and ultimately the wider public are increasingly concerned about value for money and maximising the impact of research investment. More details
Tracking Research and Policy Conversations in Online SpacesIDS Evidence Report 122 (2015)
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is engaged in a major four-year programme entitled Strengthening Evidence-based Policy, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Central to this programme is the production and communication of policy-relevant research findings. More details