Can Early Career Researchers have impact?

Impact, the benefit that is seen outside academia from research, can be difficult to identify for any researcher, including early career researchers.  

Your research may have the potential for impact. This page will provide information and guidance to help you develop skills in collaboration or to engage the public, industry or policymakers with your research. These skills can be improved using development training delivered by the Think Ahead team, R&IS workshops or Public Engage masterclasses, faculty events or the new online impact training.

If you are looking for advice on articulating your impact you can contact your departmental impact lead, the R&IS impact team or visit the impact planning toolkit webpage.

 Impact drop-in sessions for ECRs

Want to find out more about impact? Do you have questions or ideas to explore?

Join Sarah Geere and Chris Baker for their drop-in impact advice and support sessions.

No need to book, just come along to Cafe Brood in Roco on Glossop Road on:

Thursday 13th July 3-4 pm
Friday 27th October 10-11 am

Case studies of Impact from Early Career Researchers

Burmese working elephents

“This project is excellent because it makes life better for the elephants as well as having an impact scientifically and practically – for example, my results have led to the authorities considering changing training methods." Hannah Mumby

Full case study

What you really get at a food bank

Groundbreaking research by Hannah Lambie-Mumford has provided policy makers, the charitable sector and the media with thought-provoking evidence to inform the food poverty debate.

This project won the ESRC Celebrating Impacd prize in the category Impact from an Early Career Researcher.