Seminar: Partnerships for Impact

Sarah Morton
Co-Director (Knowledge Exchange), Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

Seminar: 8 December 2014, 2-3,30pm

There is increasing agreement that partnerships between academics and non-academics can help accelerate impact. There is less investigation on how and why this is the case. Sarah Morton draws on her long experience of working in various partnerships with non-academic agencies, as well as her research investigating research partnerships to explore this topic. What is it about partnership that increases the use of research, and how can we make sure partnerships are successful?

Sarah works at the interface between social research, policy and practice in a range of leadership roles. She is Co-Director (Knowledge Exchange) at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships where she leads a Knowledge Exchange team which facilitates ways in which research on families and relationships can be widely used, carries out research on evidence to action, and leads on strategy for the Centre.  She is a Director of What Works Scotland leading on the evidence to action stream that aims to increase ways that local authorities can use evidence to develop public services She is also the Knowledge Exchange Specialist for the Centre for Community and Public Health Sciences and an Impact Analyst within the University of Edinburgh and with wider projects She is an associate of the Research Unit for Research Utilisation, The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement,  and a was member of the Scottish Funding Council’s working group on Knowledge Exchange and Public Policy.  She has been the Knowledge Exchange advisor for two UK-wide ESRC Centres: Timescapes and the Centre for Population Change

Cost: The seminar is free to attend
Venue: CRFR, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LN
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