REIS SEMINAR SERIES Session 1: Fast Track Your Research Impact with Professor Mark Reed

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This event is part of the REIS Seminar Programme series


Mark Reed
Kate Spiller

Speaker's Biography

Mark Reed is Professor of Rural Entrepreneurship and Director of the Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), and a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University, Birmingham City University and the University of Leeds. He has over 200 publications that have been cited more than 20,000 times and has won awards for the non-academic impact of his research. He is author of The Research Impact Handbook, The Productive Researcher and Impact Culture and CEO of Fast Track Impact. He provides training and advice to Universities, research funders, NGOs and policy-makers internationally.

Fast Track Impact is an international training company working in the Higher Education and research and innovation sectors. Its mission is to change the way researchers generate and share knowledge, so that their ideas can change the world. It has trained >10,000 researchers from >200 institutions in 55 countries.

From: 27 Sep 2022, 1 p.m.
To: 27 Sep 2022, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Please register by emailing Kate Spiller. Zoom link and materials will be sent before event., Online Event - Please see description

This session will give you everything you need to generate and communicate real-world impacts from your research. You will learn about practical tools to time-efficiently increase the significance and reach of your impact. Find out how to integrate impact into a competitive research funding proposal. Discuss techniques and strategies for increasing funding success rates from a trainer who has served as a co-chair, panelist and strategy board member for UKRI. Learn bid writing tools that will enable you to co-produce your proposal with key stakeholders and put what you learn into practice in a break-out room session where you will critique how impact was integrated into two contrasting example proposals. As part of the session you will receive a PDF copy of the second edition of The Research Impact Handbook, with a hard copy to follow (sent to your home address).

Key benefits:
• Learn about evidence-based principles for delivering research impact when you don’t have much time
• Discover easy and quick-to-use templates you can use immediately to:
o Prioritise stakeholders and publics to engage with first
o Create a powerful impact plan that will guarantee your research makes a difference without wasting your time
• Discuss tricks of the trade to increase your funding success rates
• Learn bid writing tools that will enable you to co-produce your proposal with key stakeholders
• Find out how to integrate impact into a funding proposal (including an exercise to compare how impact was integrated into two contrasting example proposals.)

At the end of the workshop you:
• Receive slides and links to free resources to help you embed impact in your research
• Have the option to make a commitment to an action based on the course and receive a follow-up email from Prof Reed to check in and help as necessary after a month
• Are invited to an optional free follow-up programme over five weeks, so you can apply what you have learned. You can work through these steps yourself from the handbook, but by signing up to take these steps online, you get access to extra material. Each step consists of a 6 minute video with accompanying text and tasks

Contact: Kate Spiller (Email:

Event created by: t.m.chambers