The podcast for researchers who want to be more productive and achieve real-world impacts from their research. Every week, Mark Reed gives you practical tips and discusses how you can enhance the impact of your research, based on the latest research.
What made a 4* case study in REF2014? Discussion between Mark Reed and Bella Reichard
Bella Reichard and Mark Reed discuss how their new paper analysing high- versus low-scoring impact case studies from REF2014 can be used to write more effective case studies, drawing from their experience advising Universities across the UK on their REF submissions.
What made a 4* case study in REF2014? Paper reading (part 2)
Bella Reichard and Mark Reed read from their new paper analysing high- versus low-scoring impact case studies from REF2014.
What made a 4* case study in REF2014? Paper reading (part 1)
Bella Reichard and Mark Reed read from their new paper analysing high versus low-scoring impact case studies from REF2014
Getting your most important work done
This week, Mark asks how you can make room for the most important work of your life. What priorities most authentically express your identity and values, that you need to make time for? The systems that hold you back and demotivate you might not be about to change. But you have the capacity to make small changes that can have a big impact on your motivation, and make your working life easier. Learning from evolutionary organisations and socio-technical systems, Mark shows how you can design experiments that make small changes you can learn from. They are low-risk so you can start now without asking for permission. If it doesn't work, you discontinue or adapt, and if it does, then you build on it and bring others into your experiment. At minimum, you create a work culture that protects you from a toxic organisational culture. Ideally, your new ways of working take off and start changing your organisation from the bottom up.
Using a policy seminar to establish relationships and build long-term pathways to impact
In a bonus episode this week from the climate conference in Madrid, Mark provides a worked example of how to use a policy seminar to generate and build relationships that have the potential to deliver long-term impacts from research. There are lots of methods available to find out who attends a policy seminar and engage with them after the event. To see Mark's approach this week, view this tweet with a link to his video, press release and opportunity to take part in the research.
Evidencing impact (part 2)
In this second part of his episode on evidencing impact, Mark reads the final sections of his forthcoming co-authored paper, describing five types of impact evaluation and a methodological framework to guide the selection of methods for evidencing impact. See the figures from the paper in this summary presentation.
Excellent, informative and thought provoking
An excellent podcast filled to the brim with useful tips and thought provoking information. Mark is an excellent host and a pleasure to listen to. Can’t wait for the next episode!
Easy to listen to, simple actions
I stumbled across this via an email from our library support team. Two episodes in (I’m listening in reverse order) and I’ve already got a list of quick actions to do related to engagement and impact. The podcast has made an opaque topic accessible and do-able.
Invaluable content for any researcher, regardless of age, stage or discipline
Great content, full of incredibly valuable advice, guidance and inspiration, and really top quality finishing and editing (so many podcasts that relate to my research topic have terrible sound quality!). I think there is a gaping hole in the podcasting world for content relating to academia. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to your audience through another medium. Audio works brilliantly for the commute (pretty hard to read a blog when driving...!) so this fits into my working day rather nicely.