Developing tomorrow’s healthcare products

In today’s blog, Marja Karttunen, Research Support Adviser, meets the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine’s Translator-in-Residence, Dr Andrew McBride, and discovers how he helps researchers make use of translational funding opportunities. First of all, let’s define what we mean by “translational”. The way Andrew uses the term, it refers …

Fast tracking your impact

Shonagh McEwan shares her reflections on the recent Fast Track Impact training with Professor Mark Reed, an inspiring training session based on the principle that ‘impact is the good that researchers can do in the world’. With over 20 researchers in the room from a range of disciplines, Mark began …

Local Government services: Making the links between research and delivery

Guest blogger, Kim Fellows from the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Scotland, and Dr. Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange Adviser, explore the potential for collaboration between researchers and local government. The Knowledge Exchange Team recently hosted an event bringing together researchers interested in engaging with local government and the Local Government …

Forging new futures in dementia research

In today’s blog today, Al Innes discusses the recent ECRED ‘Forging New Futures in Dementia’ Conference, and looks at some of the challenges facing Early Career Researchers in this arena. For those undertaking a social science PhD (or professional doctorate), navigating the post-doc research landscape and finding a job can be a fairly daunting prospect. For those …

In my opinion

In our latest blog, Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange Adviser, shares key tips from the recent Opinion Editorial (OpEd) writing workshop for academics. Researchers are often asked, even expected, to write for non-expert audiences. At this workshop, participants learned how to write short pieces of commentary for the media. Develop your pitch Edd …

‘Clerks, Committees & Law-Making’ – Academics and the Scottish Parliament

In our latest blog, we hear from Laura Cockram in the Knowledge Exchange Team, who is just back from a six-month secondment to the Scottish Parliament, where she worked as part of the team of clerks who facilitate the Social Security Committee. Engaging with a Committee at the Scottish Parliament …

EPSRC visit Edinburgh, and new fellowship funding announced

In this post, Nicholas Duvall, Research Development Officer for Science and Engineering at the Research Support Office, reflects on a recent visit from EPSRC, suggests how Edinburgh researchers can engage with this funder, and looks at a major new funding scheme for early-career researchers, the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships. Last …

Grassroots collaboration: MS Society Symposium

In our latest blog we hear from Marja Karttunen as she shares with us her reflections on a recent MS Society MS Centre symposium at the University, and how it inspired the spirit of dialogue and exchange so vital to interdisciplinary working. Collaboration is a major buzzword in today’s research …

‘From collaboration to company creation’ : Business development in the medical sciences

In today’s blog Marja Karttunen talks with Dr Emma Mickley from the commercialisation team at the College of Medicine and Vet Medicine about the role they play in helping take research to market. There are many reasons why academic researchers may wish to work with industry. With everyone competing over …

ESRC Festival of Social Science

In today’s blog we get a little festive, as Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange and Communications Advisor for RSO CAHSS, shares some inspiring insights from taking social scientists into Leith’s Ocean Terminal shopping centre on a busy ‘Christmas Launch’ day! Dec 15, 2017

Building partnerships for impact in the Arts and Humanities

In today’s blog, Anne Sofie Laegran, Knowledge Exchange Manager for RSO CAHSS, takes us through main outcomes and insights from the recent Knowledge Exchange and Impact in the Arts and Humanities event, as part of the AHRC Developing Research Excellence Campaign. The blog includes insights from Andrea Cop of the …

Getting to Grips with Evaluation: The NCCPE Engage Academy

In today’s blog, Laura Cockram from the Research Support Office’s Knowledge Exchange team takes us through her experience of the Engage Academy, run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in Bristol. Oct 30, 2017