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Researchers need to learn political skills if they want to make a difference

Titus Alexander.  This week the government published its much postponed childhood obesity strategy, to a chorus of criticism from experts in public health. Doctors, health charities, and cancer and diabetes specialists have warned that the measures can’t stop the growing

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Understanding impact: what does it actually mean?

Chris Husbands  Research changes lives. Somewhere along the way, every research project involves a question which is about making a difference to the way people think, behave or interact. In applied social science – the field in which the IOE

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Women publish less than men in the social sciences. Or do they…?

Karen Schucan Bird We in higher education all know how important it is to publish our research. Recognition and reward are granted to productive scholars and their universities. But is there equal opportunity for all to succeed? With growing evidence

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Understanding impact: why relationships with users matter

Caroline Kenny With the deadline for submissions to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) fast approaching for higher education institutions in the UK, and increased focus on engagement, for example through the Research Councils Pathways to Impact process, it seems

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