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New podcast episode: “Is anyone listening?” Reflections on Evaluating Research Impact


Researchers Steven Curtis and Sofie Sandin at the IIIEE have launched a new episode of the podcast ‘Advancing Sustainable Solutions’. In the monthly podcast, Steven and co-host Sofie Sandin discuss sustainability research conducted at the IIIEE. In this month’s episode, Steven and Sofie share insights into evaluating research impact. Check out their episode!

Episode Title: “Is anyone listening?” Reflections on Evaluating Research Impact

Episode Description: There is growing interest by funding agencies, governments, and society in general to evaluate the impact of research conducted within academia. However, evaluating research impact is tricky and finding as well as leveraging impact pathways can be daunting without first considering the desired impact early in the research planning process. This is especially relevant when considering sustainability research. We sit down with Master’s student Edward Dickinson to discuss his ongoing thesis research regarding research impact and knowledge dissemination. We provide listeners an overview of how research is funded, conducted and evaluated as well as call on all of us to think more deliberately about the impact of academic research. With this episode, we also celebrate 3000 downloads as well as the end of our first season by reflecting the significance of the podcast to our Institute and listeners like you.

You can catch the episode below or on all major podcast platforms, including Apple PodcastsPoddToppenSoundCloudTuneIn Radio, and Stitcher.

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