Impact Seminar Series


Bringing national and international research impact experts to UCD, this seminar series gives researchers – and the wider research community across UCD and Ireland – valuable insights on how to plan, capture and communicate impact. The seminars will cover a wide range of topics relevant to researchers, research support staff, and others around the country involved in research impact. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identifying pathways to impact
  • Evaluate impact
  • Predicting impact
  • Informing and influencing policy
  • Writing compelling impact statements


Upcoming seminars

To be announced


Past seminars

Strategic scaffolding: connecting research and policy – Professor Matthew Flinders, 21 November 2023

Are we nearly there? The rocky road to reforming research assessment – Dr Elizabeth Gadd, 23 May 2023

Approaching research impact from a cultural perspective – its evaluation and consequences – Associate Professor Gemma Derrick, 26 October 2022

Assessing the societal impact of research – strategies in the EU and beyond – Simon Kerridge, 31 May 2022

Evaluating research and its impact – insights from the Chair of DORA – Professor Stephen Curry, 4 November 2021

Societal impact – How can we understand, evaluate and stimulate it? – Professor Gunnar Sivertsen, 9 June 2021

A landscape without pathways: where next for research impact? – Professor James Wilsdon, 14 October 2020

A Brief History of Impact – Dispelling the Myth of the Ivory Tower – Ursula Kelly, Viewforth Consulting, 28 February 2017


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