Disseminating our research into a wider community
|Dates:||28 March 2014|
|Times:||12:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
A Fairness at Work Research Centre (FairWRC) half-day workshop.
The Fairness at Work Research Centre (FairWRC) draws on a long line of internationally recognised and published research in the areas of gender and diversity, stress and well-being, dignity at work/bullying and harassment, voice, representation and trade unions, pay, working time and other components of human resource management. We play a key role in integrating this research within Manchester Business School and the University.
There is a growing need to communicate research to a broader audience and to bring a more engaged approach to the research agenda of universities. There are also pressures emerging from various higher education bodies relating to dissemination which brings new challenges and issues.
The session will explore specific policy areas and ways of disseminating our research with practitioners. It will also explore the nature of impact and the changing role it plays. It will look at ways in which research briefings are developed, the increasing role of new portals within the University for the purpose of research dissemination and the nature of competing views regarding impact. The sessions will feature insights from both practitioners and academics.
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch and Registration
13.00 - 14.30 Fairness at Work and the Challenge of Engagement
- Introduction: Miguel Martinez Lucio and Helge Hoel
- Why the sudden surge of interest in dissemination and impact?
- Ian Boucher (Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester)
- Alex Waddington (Policy @ Manchester)
14.30 - 14.45 Coffee
14.45 - 15.45 Experiences of Research and the Road to Dissemination: Chair Sheena Johnson
- Examples from our selected cases of dissemination and joint working
- Jill Rubery, Damian Grimshaw, Helge Hoel, and Colette Fagan and Helen Norman
- A video presentation of the work of Stephanie Barrientos
15.45 - 17.00 What is a good briefing? What do we want from project dissemination? Chair Miguel Martinez Lucio
- The practitioners view: Kim Philpot (Health Sector), Steve Craig (Construction Union UCATT), David
Horsler (Salford Council HRM) and others
- Summary and close Helge Hoel and Miguel Martinez Lucio
Travel and Contact Information
Harold Hankins Building, The University of Manchester