The Crossing Boundaries research team, led by the ICC’s Head of Research Kerry Wilson, held a research impact workshop in collaboration with National Museums Liverpool (NML) and invited strategic stakeholders on Wednesday 11th July 2018. During the workshop at the Museum of Liverpool, we shared up-to-date research findings and emerging indicators of research impact; NML’s development plans for House of Memories, the award-winning dementia awareness programme and focus of our study; discussed responses to the research and its applied, cross-sector relevance with colleagues from health and third sector organisations; and explored on-going engagement strategies for the research team and participating stakeholders. Click here for a copy of our presentation slides and discussion prompts.
The workshop was designed to capture stakeholder perspectives on the culture and health research field more broadly, including ensuring that the evidence base is fit for purpose and how our work with NML can help its development on a more reciprocal basis. It was a lively, inspiring and productive discussion, captured beautifully by brilliant illustrators from More than Minutes.
The workshop was funded by a grant from Research and Innovation Services at Liverpool John Moores University, to support the development of an Impact Case Study (ICS), in preparation for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2021. The award follows an application led by Kerry to the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) Impact Uplift scheme, based on our long-term research partnership with NML.
We will use this section of our project website to share our reflections on the workshop, the development of our ICS and associated outputs. We are delighted to receive this funding as an indication of the value of our Crossing Boundaries research at this stage in the REF 2021 cycle.