Part of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) guidance asks authors of impact case studies to discuss the nature and extent of the impact achieved. But what is meant by ‘nature and extent of impact’?

This short video podcast answers this question.

It also explains various concepts including areas of impact, types of impact and indicators of impact and guides you  to further information.

The terms ‘reach’ and ‘significance’ of impact are also explained.

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Jenny Ames had a 35 year career both as an academic and a senior university manager before establishing Jenny Ames Consulting Ltd in 2017. She has led on all aspects of research at faculty and university level. She was also founding Research Impact Lead for University Alliance.
Jenny is available to give talks, run workshops, lead brainstorming sessions and provide mentoring and coaching. She works with clients face-to-face and, increasingly, using virtual environments.
Jenny can advise on all aspects of REF 2021 preparations, and strategy development and implementation regarding research and cross-organisation partnerships. She also coaches researchers on a 1-2-1 basis or by group coaching. In addition she facilitates workshops for researcher development. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes University and is a Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC).


Author Jenny Ames

Working with Universities, Businesses and their Stakeholders to benefit Society.

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