Overview of Potential and On-going Research Impact across the College

External collaborations, partnerships and the co-production of research outputs - the college has a robust network of stakeholders and collaborators across the public, 3rd and voluntary sector: from individuals across our local communities, schools and community-focused organisations, to public sector institutions and offices, to national and international high level government and NGO engagement. This network enriches and facilitates a diverse research portfolio, including unique collaborative outputs and societal and cultural impact at a local, national and international level. 

Interdisciplinary case studiesSeveral case studies currently exist that have strong interdisciplinary elements e.g The Enclosed Medieval Garden case study (L. McAvoy and T. Skinner) that bring together scholars from the Department of English and the School of Medicine.  There exist opportunities for the capturing of further impact activities where the development of research collaborations are disciplinary in nature - this is particularly the case where cross-college research themes and collaborative production of outputs are complimentary and reoccurring. 

Linking impact to research activity and a broad body of work - the portfolio of many researchers in Arts and Humanities includes those with a diverse range of experiences and achievements that link to and compliment their research activities and outputs. The Stern Report comments that ‘…the requirement to link impact case studies to key research outputs has meant that potentially very valuable channels whereby the UK’s research base impacts on industry, public engagement, and policy advice are not being captured.’(17) Stern recommends options be explored for linking case studies to research activity and a body of work, including teaching and public engagement, as well as to a broad range of research outputs (23.) In the College of Arts and Humanities broader bodies of work often include the production of grey literature, which is becoming increasingly important, impact on pedagogy and a broad public engagement portfolio - this particularly includes research activities that are supported or led by RIAH – and a prominent public profile and the production of outputs in the public sphere, for example Alex Langlands and Catherine Fletcher in the Department of History.