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The Future of Academic Impacts - Conference


Download: Audio - 10:00 Session 1, Audio - 11:45 Session 2, Audio - 14:00 Session 3, Audio - 16:00 Session 4, Audio - 18:00 Breakout summaries

Speaker(s): Patrick Dunleavy, Chris Thong, Sir Adrian Smith, Nicola Dandridge, Simon Bastow, Victor Henning, Ziyad Marar, Jason Priem, Jane Tinkler, Julia Lane, Cameron Neylon, David Sweeney, Stephen Curry, Mark Thorley, Robert Kiley, Jude England

Recorded on 4 December 2012 in Beveridge Hall, Senate House, London.

The Future of Academic Impacts was an all day conference hosted by the LSE’s Impact of Social Sciences project team held on Tuesday, 4th December at Beveridge Hall, Senate House, London.

The event is to mark the end of the three-year Impact of Social Sciences project based at the London School of Economics that has been funded by HEFCE. Working with colleagues at Imperial College London and the University of Leeds, we have looked at the nature and measurement of impact of academic research in the social sciences on government and policymaking, business and industry, and civil society.

The conference will draw the research project to a close, discuss the results and outcomes of the project and seek to look forward to how impact research and measurement might develop over the next ten year period looking beyond REF2014.

10.00 – 11.30 Session 1: The Economic Impact of Academic Research. Speakers: Patrick Dunleavy – LSE, Chris Thong – Cambridge Economics, Sir Adrian Smith – Vice Chancellor, University of London, Nicola Dandridge – Chief Executive, Universities UK, Simon Bastow – LSE Chair.

11.45 – 13.15 Session 2: Impact and the New Digital Paradigm. Speakers: Victor Henning – Co-Founder & CEO - Mendeley Ltd, Ziyad Marar – Global Publishing Director - Sage, Jason Priem – ImpactStory, Jane Tinkler – LSE Chair.

14.00 – 15.30 Session 3: Next Steps in Assessing Impact. Speakers: Julia Lane – Senior Managing Economist - American Institutes of Research, Cameron Neylon – Senior Scientist - Science and Technology Facilities Council/ Advocacy Director PLoS, David Sweeney – Director (Research, Innovation and Skills) - HEFCE, Patrick Dunleavy – LSE Chair.

16.00 – 17.30 Session 4: Impact as a Driver for Open Access. Speakers: Stephen Curry – Imperial College London, Mark Thorley – RCUK Research Outputs Network, Robert Kiley – Head Digital Services - Wellcome Trust, Chair: Jude England – Head of Social Sciences -The British Library.

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