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How to Publish and Disseminate Research: Promotion

Once you've published, what's next?

Connect with community and industry to promote your research and make an impact. Work with these areas of UWA to get started promoting your work to government, business and media.

Government & Business Social Media Traditional Media
 

Who: Innovation and Industry Engagement

What: identify and develop opportunities for external investment, partnerships and reputation-building. From faculty-specific industry engagement and entrepreneurship to consultancy, research and teaching.

Contact: https://www.uwa.edu.au/business-industry/contact-us

 

Who: UWA Media Office

What: attract journalists to your research. How to handle media attention. Tips and techniques about media interviews, including how to answer difficult questions.

Contact: uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

 

Who: UWA Media Office

What: attract journalists to your research. How to handle media attention. Tips and techniques about media interviews, including how to answer difficult questions.

Contact: uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

 

Who: Office of Research Enterprise - Research Impact

What: better engage with industry and other end users; build advocacy with funders and the general public.

Contact: https://researchimpact.uwa.edu.au/contact-us/

 

Who: Office of Research Enterprise - Research Impact

What: improve understanding of how research contributes to the community.

Contact: https://researchimpact.uwa.edu.au/contact-us/

 

Who: The Conversation

What: share your research expertise with readers of one of Australia's leading independent news media outlets.

Contact: https://theconversation.com/au/contact-us

 

Who: Innovation Quarter - IQX

What: create impact through enterprise and forge links between the University, industry and community.

Contact: https://www.innovation.uwa.edu.au/contact

 

Who: Brand, Marketing and Recruitment

What: develop faculty-specific marketing and digital content, engage with the community.

Contact: marketing@uwa.edu.au

   
 

Who: UWA Public Policy Institute

What: maximise UWA's contribution to policy impact, shape and inform good public policy and community outcomes.

Contact: uwappi@uwa.edu.au

       

 

Research Impact Toolkit 

Visit the Research Impact Toolkit for detailed information about research impact principles and framework, including a useful research impact pathway table which provides examples from the research pipeline and indicates where they would normally sit on the pathway to impact (that is, input, activities, outputs, outcomes & benefits). Select the Communicate section to view a range of valuable activities for communicating your research.

UWA Research Impact Toolkit webpage 

Broad Impact

The Australian Research Council’s definition of Research Impact is: “the demonstrable contribution that research makes to the economy, society, culture, national security, public policy or services, health, the environment, or quality of life, beyond contributions to academia” 

Knowledge transfer and research impact are priorities for The University of Western Australia as our goal is to serve our stakeholders and communities.

Academic impact through high quality publications and presentations at national and international conferences is essential, but think about impact beyond academia and possible interactions with non-academic users and beneficiaries of your research through events such as industry showcases, public awareness campaigns, or stakeholder and community engagement activities.

UWA Research Impact Grants

To help you make the most of your research and gain that much needed impact, consider your eligibility for funding under the UWA Research Impact Grants scheme.
This internal scheme provides funding that can be used to support activities which include presenting at a conference, socialising research via various networks, publication costs, teaching relief to write a research journal article or other research publication with likely high impact, workshop and event costs, and media and public awareness activities.

Submit your research impact story

At UWA we are passionate about telling impact stories, so if your UWA research has impact then the Research Impact Office would love to hear from you.

Research Impact Story MRI measurement of Liver Iron Concentration

 

For more information, see the Library's guide to Keeping your research current or these 10 tips for promoting your research online.

Contact for support

Email your questions to our friendly library staff.

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