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Wed, 15 June


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Webinar 14: Making a difference: How to enhance the impact of your research beyond academia

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Webinar 14: Making a difference: How to enhance the impact of your research beyond academia
Webinar 14: Making a difference: How to enhance the impact of your research beyond academia

Time & Location

15 June 2022, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm AWST

Microsoft Teams

About the event

It is important that, as much as is feasible, we ensure that our research makes a difference. Research can boost our economy, protect the environment, enhance social functioning, lay the foundation for innovation and change societal discourse. From a career perspective, the practical and policy-oriented impact can boost a researcher’s reputation, lead to more research opportunities and help to secure funding.

But how can you increase your opportunity for impact beyond academia when you are still at the beginning of your research journey? How can you best communicate your findings and convince your key stakeholders that they will benefit from your research? How might you influence policy and practice?

ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Sharon Parker (Curtin University) will lead a discussion on increasing research impact beyond academia. She will be joined by ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Kliti Grice (Curtin University) and ARC Centre Director Professor Janeen Baxter (University of Queensland) who will share strategies on developing impact from both STEM and social sciences perspectives, respectively. You can submit your questions to the guests upon registrations. We hope to see you online!


ARC Laureate Fellow Sharon K. Parker is the Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design within the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University. Sharon’s research focuses on job and work design, employee performance and development, mature workers, mental health and well-being, and related topics. As part of her ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, Sharon created the Women in Research initiative and hosts the Women in Research "Small Wins" webinar series.

ARC Laureate Fellow Kliti Grice is an internationally renowned organic geochemist in the Department of Chemistry at Curtin University. Kliti is a world-leading authority on molecular fossil and stable isotope geochemistry. Deep insight and excellence in applying advanced analytical approaches has enabled Kliti to answer fundamentally important Earth science questions from modern to ancient.

ARC Centre Director Janeen Baxter has been the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course (Life Course Centre) at The University of Queensland since its formation in 2014. Janeen is at the forefront of scholarship on families, households and life course research.

Eligibility: Open to all women academics who engage in research as part of their role, Level A to Level E, across all disciplines and Universities/Research institutions. 

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