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Training & facilitation

I have extensive experience in designing and delivering workshops, events and training courses.  I also have a broad range of facilitation skills that can be used across many different settings.  My particular focus is on research impact - ranging from what it is, why it matters, and to how to secure it - and on message led communications for researchers.  I have also created and run Policy Labs on a range of different policy issues.


I co-founded the International School of Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA) with Paula Adam (AQuAS, Spain) and Kathryn Graham (Alberta Innovates, Canada) in 2013.  Through the development of an intense, week-long course, ISRIA was designed to give participants the opportunity to enhance their skills for the planning and development of assessment studies, to better understand how best to report and implement research impact assessments, and how to use those tools and techniques within their own organisations. Most importantly, participants were given the chance to create lasting connections with the people they met and to become a part of a growing global community of practice.  Over five years, more than 450 people from 34 countries have participated in ISRIA.  ISRIA no longer hosts annual Schools but I would be happy to work with others to develop bespoke courses based on its content with the aim of developing the capacity and capability for research impact assessment globally.

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