Health and the Public Impact Fellowship - Training Programme
Our training programme is suitable for all staff at UCL of any level of seniority who want to develop their understanding and skills in Research Impact. These workshops are tailored to health-related researchers and professional services staff in the broadest sense, but they provide a good grounding the general principles of research impact, public engagement and evidencing impact.

Courses are developed and delivered by experts in the field, with 25-30 participants and a strong emphasis on interactive learning and practical application to your work. There is no expectation that you will complete any other work before or after the session, but we will share slides beforehand. 

All our courses take place face to face by default, unless stated otherwise.

We will run ten training sessions over the Academic Year: five in Semester One and five in Semester Two.

Current Course Dates and Times:

DateTimeCourse TitleBooking Link
Wednesday 21 September 20222.00pm - 3.30pmIntroduction to Impact for Health ResearchersBooking Link for Introduction to Impact (Eventbrite)
Wednesday 5 October 20222.00pm - 3.30pmValues-led Impact and Engagement WorkBooking Link for Values-led work (Eventbrite)
Wednesday 19 October 20222.00pm - 3.30pmPitching Your ResearchBooking Link for Pitching your Research (Eventbrite)
Wednesday 2 November 20222.00pm - 3.30pmEvidencing Research ImpactBooking Link for Evidencing Impact (Eventbrite.) 
Wednesday 16 November 20222.15pm - 3.45pmHaving an Impact on Policy and ParliamentBooking Link for Policy and Planning (Eventbrite.) 
Wednesday 18 Janurary 20232.00 -4.00Impact: Working with PublicsBooking link for Impact Working with Publics (Eventbrite)
Tuesday 30 May 20232.00-3.30Commercial and Translational Pathways to ImpactBooking link for Commercial and Translational Pathways (Eventbrite)
Tuesday 6 June 20232.00-3.00Ask me Anthing: Impact and the Voluntary sectorBooking link for Ask me Anything: Impact and the Voluntary Sector (Eventbrite)
Wednesday 14 June 20232.00-3.30Ask me Anything: Working with ParliamentBooking link for Ask me Anything: Working with Parliament (Eventbrite)
Friday 16 June 202310.00-11.30Having an Impact on Health Professionals and PracticeBooking link for Professional Practice (Eventbrite)

Course Details - Term Two

  • Impact: Working with Publics

Wednesday 18 Janurary 2023 14.00-16.00

Some of the most profound impacts health research can have is when the public are involved in producing and implementing findings. But public engagement-based impact case studies are often seen as riskier choices than other types of impact, with what are considered "softer" outcomes being showcased and difficulties around evidencing of the impact.

Niccola Hutchinson-Pascal of Co-Production Collective at UCL will explore with you the impact of co-production and public engagement work and explain how to present it in the most persuasive ways to funders, service commissioners and assessors. Niccola is someone with many years' experience in working in a co-produced way, she is part of the Co-Production Collective at UCL (funded by Wellcome and UCL) with a remit to foster a research culture with collaboration and co-production at its heart, especially in health. 

By the end of this session, you will:

  • Understand how public involvement in health research and implementation, for example PPI, relates to concepts of public engagement and public benefit as impact outcomes
  • Have new tools to evidence the impact of your work with public(s) in health research
  • Feel confident in making the case for involving and engaging the public as part of grant applications, assessments and reporting

Booking link for Impact Working with Publics (Eventbrite)

  • Commercial and Translational Pathways 

Wednesday 15 Feburary 2023 14.00-16.00

Commercial and translational medicine opportunities can be powerful pathways for health research to transform lives, industries and healthcare systems. This workshop will introduce early career health researchers to the full range of possibilities for leveraging commercial and industry opportunities at UCL.

The session will be led by UCL's Innovation and Enterprise and will cover the common translational pathways of partnership, consulting and commercialisation. It will focus especially on how engaging with business, industry and consultancy opportunities can help you achieve your goals for making real differences to patients and society. UCL has a rich ecosystem for getting your research into the economy and by the end of this session you will:

  • Feel confident about the different pathways to commercial and industry adoption of academic research
  • Understand some of the ways to protect your research and your intellectual property as you explore the business potential of your work
  • Have up to date knowledge about how the different teams at UCL support commercialisation and medical translation and which might be best placed to support you

Booking link for Commercial and Translational Pathways (Eventbrite)

If you have any questions please contact:

Helen Craig - Public Engagement Manager Life and Medical Sciences, UCL Engagement on h.craig@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Rosie Anderson - Impact Manager, UCL Impact on rosemary.anderson@ucl.ac.uk

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