‘Impact by Design: Training by Researchers for Researchers’ Event Success


Kent Business School (KBS) is pleased to announce the success of a specialist training event for PhD students on research impact.

The training event, ‘Impact by Design: Training by Researchers for Researchers’, was held in June in the KBS Sibson Building. PhD students and KBS supervisors received cutting-edge advice on how researchers can generate research impact from the beginning of their careers.

The session was chaired by Dr. Ekaterini Panopoulou (Reader in Finance), KBS REF coordinator and highlighted the importance of research impact for PhD students who pursue academic and non-academic careers.

Ms Jane Christie (KBS ESRC CASE studentship holder collaborating with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) delivered a presentation that followed specialist training on impact by Professor Mark Reed (Newcastle University) of Fast Track Impact.

Jane said: ‘As part of the training I introduced PhD students, supervisors and professional staff to the advice, tools, techniques and other resources at fasttrackimpact.com, as well as other research impact resources at Kent. Following the presentation, we had a good discussion about expectations of PhD students as they enter the job market, and attendees told me they found my presentation interesting and informative.’

I am looking forward to repeating the presentation and talking about my research next year as part of the KBS PhD course, CB9031, ‘Generating Theory and Presenting Research’, thanks to an invitation from Prof. Soo Hee Lee following the event.

Congratulations to the event organisers from all at Kent Business School.

For further information about this event, please contact Dr. Ekaterini at A.Panopoulou@kent.ac.uk, or learn more about our PhD programmes

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