Engagement and impact beyond the academy A practical workshop for early career researchers

G.01 Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building


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Melissa Hendicott


T: +61 3 9035 6429

Societal and industry engagement is increasingly part of academic life – to get projects funded, unlock the potential of your research, open up promotion and career options, and make a difference in the world.

This interactive, 2-hour seminar helps early career researchers:

· Explore societal and industry engagement and impact trends; the context surrounding your focus and research (e.g. megatrends); and gain an insight into corporate / industry, government and not-for profit priorities and perspectives;

· Gain an understanding of societal / industry relevance and impact capability areas (referenced to the Geri capability framework);

· Self assess your current proficiency across these capabilities, and consider potential future proficiency needs; and

· Explore potential proficiency gaps (individual or team), professional development needs and how these might be addressed.

Dr Gary Veale will facilitate this session. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, and is a former Director with KPMG where he led a number of teams, including the firm’s national grants practice, global sustainable supply chain client offering, Australian environmental response, and various strategy, facilitation and performance improvement engagements with public and private sector clients, and not-for-profit organisations. Prior to his 10 years with KPMG, Gary spent 12 years with other professional services firms, in start-ups and in industry. Gary is a qualified teacher, has an honours degree in biological science and is working to unlock the societal and commercial potential of his own research.