Expanding And Assessing the impact of your research through social media

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MEET 22 RS T102

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Workshop Aims. To learn about how social media could contribute to generate research impact as well as to provide evidence of impact


Specific Objectives. In this workshop we will be looking at social media and their potential- as well as challenges – in accelerating impact in academic research. We will discuss good and poor practices for Academics interested in using social media to communicate their research finding and engage with the wider public. We will look at how social media could contribute to generate impact as well as to assess and gather evidence of impact achieved. We will be looking at lessons learnt from REF 2014 in using social media as source of evidence of impact.


About the facilitator. Michelle Beckett is Founder and CEO at ADHD Action- Campaigning and building awareness using the power of people's stories. She provides training, consultancy, delivery, speaking and events on a variety of subjects that relate to relationships and engagement – including social media. She recently won an award from LinkedIn for being the most connected and engaged woman in the non-profit sector; she is a regular guest panellist at 'Question Time' style events and round table discussions, and am a conference speaker on various subjects.

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