IOE Impact Meet-Up: Enabling outstanding impact with ESRC and the Millennium Cohort Study
07 February 2024, 12:00 pm–12:50 pm
Join this event to hear experts, senior academics, doctoral students and early career researchers as they come together to focus on making authentic impact a key consideration in research projects from their inception.
This event is free.
Tatiana Souteiro Dias
This seminar will feature:
- Alice Taylor, Head of Public Policy Research and Place-based Strategy at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Professor Emla Fitzsimons, Principal Investigator of the ESRC-supported Millennium Cohort Study
- Professor Huw Morris, Honorary Professor of Tertiary Education, IOE.
This session will be chaired by the IOE Pro-Director and Vice-Dean Research, Professor Lynn Ang, and the IOE Academic Head of Research Engagement and Impact, Dr Becky Taylor. It will discuss the role of major funders as enablers of outstanding impact, and celebrate the achievements of the Millennium Cohort Study, a longitudinal birth cohort study following children born at the turn of the new century.
Participants will hear how the ESRC recognises and rewards the work of researchers who are delivering benefits for society, informing policy and practice and improving people's lives. They will also gain an understanding about the importance of social research impact, and will consider the key elements that make an award-winning impact prize application by engaging with the research led by Professor Fitzsimons.
Professor Fitzsimons has contributed evidence on major health issues facing young people in the UK such as the high rates of both mental-ill health and obesity among adolescents, leading to multiple impacts, and is a recipient of the prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.
Following the talks, attendees will be given Professor Morris' top tips on demonstrating the impact of research in prize applications and have the opportunity to ask questions.
This online event is of particular interest to researchers of all levels of seniority, students, engagement and impact professionals, and those interested in science communication.
IOE Impact Meet-ups
The IOE Research Development Team and Research Engagement and Impact Committee are bringing experts, senior academics, doctoral students and early career researchers together online to focus on making authentic impact a key consideration in research projects from their inception.