Design Thinking for Research User Engagement and Impact
Empowering researchers in health promotion, public health, and health sciences
to use design thinking processes, in order to to engage with the end-users of their research
in order to develop the evidence-based interventions that they will actually use
and ultimately lead to greater dissemination and research impact
Why Well Researched?
We are in a time of rapid change in research, and academia. We are always pushed to have greater impact, but with fewer resources.
The Excellence for Research in Australia [ERA] Engagement and Impact Submission, also represents a shift, for researchers and universities, to ensuring that their research creates change beyond generating new knowledge, to having a broader economic, societal, environmental, and cultural impact, and engaging research end-users beyond the scientific community.
In Australia, recent policy shifts have meant that funding and collaboration from Small to Medium Enterprises [SME] and other companies is valued by the government (in status and in university funding models) just as much as traditional government grants from the Australian Research Council [ARC] or the National Health and Medical Research Council [NHMRC]. Getting industry funding requires getting out there and pitching to companies- something that researchers have never been trained for.
There is a lack of practical advice that really works to maximise your impact without taking up all your time. So I decided to change that- welcome to the Well Researched Tribe!