Research impact: planning and management

21 Jan 2022


How should you define and measure the impact of your research?

It is increasingly important for researchers to be able to explain to funders and stakeholders how their research will lead to benefits and impact in care.

In this free, two-part event hosted by the NIHR ARC North Thames Early Career Researchers Network, Luke Cridland (Research Impact Manager, Queen Mary University of London) will guide you in understanding, planning and maximising the impact of your research.


Friday 21st January 2022
10-11am -
Presentation: Introduction to Impact
1-3pm -
Workshop: Addressing your impact

Who is it for? 

Health and social care researchers, early career researchers are especially welcome

How to join

Book your place on Eventbrite

Presentation: Introduction to impact

Friday 21st January, 10-11am

By the end of this presentation, you will understand:

  • How to define impact
  • The importance of the relationship between stakeholder/beneficiary and academic in realising impact
  • How to plan for your impact from the start
  • How to write an impact plan

Workshop: Addressing your impact

Friday 21st January, 1-3pm

During this online interactive workshop you will:

  • Identify the types of impact your research could have
  • Determine how you will engage with your beneficiaries
  • Define how you will measure your success

Please note that this workshop will be limited to 30 people and will be subject to shortlisting. Priority will be given to members of NIHR ARC North Thames' partner organisations and early career researchers. If you would like to attend this part of the event you must register by 14th January 2022 and select the appropriate option.

Both events are free and suitable for health and social care researchers with an interest in understanding and optimising the benefits and reach of their work. Early career researchers are especially welcome.

How to join: Book your place on Eventbrite

Please contact if you have any questions about this event or the ARC North Thames Early Career Researcher Network. 

Speaker information

Luke Cridland
Luke is the Impact Engagement Officer for the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University London. He is the Communications Lead within the team and has also worked across the university’s other two faculties during his 2+ years in the position. Before this role, Luke worked in scientific publishing, has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and studied Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol.