Creating impact from your research means contributing to changes in the world beyond academia and effective communications can help to achieve impact. For example, research might indicate the case for a new intervention that could help improve healthcare services in some way, or we may be working on an evidence base that shows that certain behavioural changes will reduce disease risks or improve population health.
Effective communications are a critical tool for engaging with stakeholders, generating impact from research and building our reputation for expertise.
Here is a Step by Step quick guide to research communications.
You might want to refer this Communications strategy template, put together to help you develop and share your comms strategy with colleagues and to prompt you to consider some of the most important factors and actions that will help you to communicate effectively.
Last updated August 2019. Developed by Lucy Lloyd, PCU Communications Manager