Research impact in focus for Business School academics

27 Nov 2019

This is an image of someone holding a model of a globe in their handsThe need for research to have an application that meaningfully impacts business or community was on the agenda recently for a government-influencing workshop hosted at The University of Queensland (UQ) Business School.

The workshop and panel discussion brought together top UQ business academics with Dr Mark Jacobs, the Deputy Director-General for the Department of Environment and Science, from the Queensland Government.

The event not only looked at the types of research pathways that encourage industry-uptake and help benefit the community; but the crucial need for research impact to be measured and communicated.

Professor Janet McColl-Kennedy, UQ Business School Associate Director of Research (Engagement and Impact), said schools and faculties need to deep dive into what constitutes research impact.