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Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team

Ensuring that BU’s knowledge is informed by society, for the benefit of society, is at the core BU’s vision and values. As part of Research Development & Support, the Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team (KEIT) brings this vision alive through corporate level initiatives for knowledge exchange with multiple audiences include the public, industry and undergraduate students. The mechanisms for knowledge exchange are varied and include Public Engagement with Research (PER), Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF), Business Services and Research Communications amongst others. Through dedicated specialist roles, the team also works to understand the value of engagement and evidence the impact of BU’s work for society.

Hybrid working update: We are currently based on the Talbot campus on Mondays and Fridays in T120 (Talbot House), and available remotely via MS Teams Tuesday-Thursday.

Rachael Harris

Rachael Harris

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager

rhharris@bournemouth.ac.uk

I work across the university to develop and manage the institutional approach to knowledge exchange (KE) and research impact. I lead the Knowledge Exchange & Impact Team (KEIT) and am responsible for maximising opportunities to increase the reach and significance of research. I am the institutional lead for research impact for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and KE reporting.

I have a degree in Geophysics and a background in Museum Management, Science Journalism and optical physics. I am particularly passionate about the advancement of inclusive science communication and engagement.

Outside of BU I enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, sea-fishing and aerial yoga. I love to pack up my tent and explore new countries, especially those with spectacular geological landscapes or weird and wonderful marine wildlife to go snorkelling with.

Amanda Edwards

Amanda Edwards

Engagement and Impact Facilitator

aedwards@bournemouth.ac.uk
Available via Teams

As Engagement and Impact Facilitator, I am responsible for supporting BU academics to develop research impact through meaningful engagement with external stakeholders. This includes supporting BU’s major engagement events, working with academic colleagues to develop engagement strategies to enhance funding bids and supporting colleagues to deliver and evidence impact.

Before taking on this role as maternity cover, I worked as Impact Officer for the Faculty of Science and Technology,  developing and submitting its impact case studies for REF 2021.

Prior to moving to Bournemouth, I worked variously in journalism and government press offices in London, after studying English Literature at Cambridge University.

In my spare time, I love hiking in remote parts of the UK, and am attempting to train my  rescue dog Alfie.

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

Knowledge Exchange Adviser

clarker@bournemouth.ac.uk

(01202) 961347

M402, Melbury House

As Knowledge Exchange Adviser, I am responsible for working across all Faculties to increase the quality and quantity of Knowledge Exchange activities.  This could be via different funded initiatives, working with business or charities, for example.

I am currently supporting this work by conducting a Masters by Research in leadership within innovation as I regularly work with innovative companies.

Outside of BU, I spend a lot of my time being active and am the Team Strategy Director of the local roller derby team.

Matt Fancy

Matt Fancy

Knowledge Exchange & Impact Officer

mfancy@bournemouth.ac.uk
Available via Teams

As Knowledge Exchange & Impact Officer, I am responsible for monitoring and administering HEIF funds. This includes drafting calls, liaising between project teams and faculty teams, helping with project management and providing clerk support to the HEIF Funding Panel.

Previously, I worked as Impact Officer for BUBS,  overseeing the development and evidencing of research impact case studies in preparation for the REF.

This included providing guidance to academic colleagues, ensuring appropriate evidence of impact was collated, regular reporting on the progress of case studies and enabling the acceleration of research impact.

Prior to this (nearly done by the way…) I worked at BU in M&C as the Corporate Communications Assistant where I worked across the Internal Comms and PR / Comms teams sourcing and writing news stories for the intranet and BU website; organising events and general administration for the team.

Outside of work, my interests include trying to make my tiny baby laugh, reading music biographies, wrestling with alligators and lying in work biographies. I also enjoy drinking beer and am entirely unfussy as to where or with whom this takes place.

Adam Morris

Adam Morris

Engagement Officer

amorris2@bournemouth.ac.uk
Available via Teams

As Engagement Officer, I am responsible for organising engagement activities, including the annual Festival of Learning and other events, to maximise knowledge exchange activity and the impact of Bournemouth University’s research.After studying Zoology at Bangor University, I did internships in exhibition development at the Natural History Museum and documentary production at BBC Science Television, followed by a year of travelling and volunteering around Europe. Since then, I have worked at the Royal Society, organising science events and other public engagement initiatives, and most recently at the Human Tissue Authority where, as part of the communications team, I shared information for the public on human tissue regulation.I have only recently moved to Dorset, so I look forward to exploring the area’s landscapes, towns and villages. I also enjoy photography, travel and trying new foods.

Beverley Allen

Beverley Allen

Events Organiser

ballen@bournemouth.ac.uk
Available via Teams

As the Events Organiser, I am responsible for organising and supporting a range of research events and activities to engage diverse audiences with Bournemouth University’s research. This includes large-scale and BU-wide research events, for example the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science, as well as a regular programme of engagement activities, such as Cafe Scientifique and Public Lecture Days. It is part of my role to ensure the smooth running of events and provide support through the process of planning to delivery.

Previously I have worked in busy ticketing teams at a variety of leading live music venues such as The O2 London, Hammersmith Apollo, Brighton Centre and at the O2 Academy Birmingham. I have also worked at AEG Live and was involved with providing box office support at a range of venues and outdoor events which included Hyde Park, Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Stadium and The Stadium of Light.

Living in Bournemouth, I try to take advantage of the beautiful Dorset coast and countryside and enjoy exploring by bike, foot and kayak!

I enjoy taking photographs to capture the stunning scenery in the area. I am also a keen runner and often take part in local park runs.

 

 

Genna del Rosa

Genna del Rosa

Engagement and Impact Facilitator (on maternity leave)

gdelrosa@bournemouth.ac.uk
(Please contact Amanda Edwards whilst I am on maternity leave)

As Engagement and Impact Facilitator, I am responsible for supporting BU academics to develop research impact through meaningful engagement with external stakeholders. This includes supporting BU’s major engagement events, working with academic colleagues to develop engagement strategies to enhance funding bids and supporting colleagues to deliver and evidence impact.

This role builds on experience gained as BU’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager, covering maternity leave, and my previous role as the Knowledge Exchange Manager within the ESRC Centre for Population Change, based at the University of Southampton. In this position, I worked closely with policy makers, practitioners, the academic community and members of the public to highlight the relevance of demographic research and facilitate ways that it could be widely used.

I have a degree in Geography and Spanish so outside of work I love to travel, particularly to Spanish-speaking countries.

Rachel Bowen

Rachel Bowen

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager (on maternity leave)

rbowen@bournemouth.ac.uk

(Please contact Rachael Harris whilst I am on maternity leave)

As Knowledge Exchange & Impact Manager, I am responsible for leading the KEIT team and ensuring that our activities help to further the impact of Bournemouth’s research. This builds on my previous role as Research Communications Manager at BU.

My interest in research stems from previous campaigns and policy work in the charity sector, where studies produced by academics  were essential to making credible arguments to Government.  Having seen how influential it can be in public policy, it’s exciting to be in a position where I can help to demonstrate the value of research to society more widely.

Outside of work, I spend my time hiking and kayaking around various bits of the UK.