Presentation on theme: "1 Stakeholder Engagement in Relu Jeremy Phillipson Assistant Director, Relu Programme."— Presentation transcript:
1 Stakeholder Engagement in Relu Jeremy Phillipson Assistant Director, Relu Programme
A Philosophy of Knowledge Exchange
5 Linear model of knowledge transfer Feedback model of knowledge transfer Collaborative model of knowledge transfer Joint-production of knowledge Knowledge producers Knowledge users A Philosophy of Knowledge Exchange
66 stakeholders engaged throughout as active partners in research two-way exchange between scientists and stakeholders pluralistic and inclusive notion of stakeholders soft knowledge exchange through informal networks between research and practice A Philosophy of Knowledge Exchange
Testing a community approach to catchment management How are we promoting knowledge exchange?
Sustained approach to strategic influencing Creation of core communities of interest around project waves Recommendation of researchers to expert advisory roles Distinctive approach to science communication Targeting links with strategic knowledge brokers CPD workshops and internal briefings for stakeholders Writing for specialist and technical press Project policy and practice notes and cross-cutting policy briefs Viral marketing techniques Building soft networks for knowledge exchange National stakeholder forums Work shadowing and visiting fellowship schemes How are we promoting knowledge exchange?
9 The Benefits of People Exchange Researchers: Dissemination and expert feedback Understanding requirements of users and context for research application Privileged access to policy / commercial practices, data and sites Refinements to research design / focus New research questions and funding Scoping of career options Network building for further dissemination and collaboration Stakeholders: Opportunity to inform focus of research Keeping in touch with latest research Bringing an outside perspective on policies and practices Quality control of analytical and technical capacities Strategy development Identifying future research needs How are we promoting knowledge exchange?
10 Accounting for Knowledge Exchange Researchers report positive impact of stakeholders on research quality and relevance Impacts of research on stakeholder knowledge outstrips impact on policies and practices Most stakeholders involved as research subjects or event participants
11 Accounting for Knowledge Exchange Certain stakeholder relationships bring mutual benefits (people exchange, advisory groups) Certain stakeholder contributions are mutually beneficial (objective setting, dissemination)
Feedback Visitor/ Host Advisory Group Dissemination Accounting for Knowledge Exchange
Knowledge exchange = a practical philosophy of engagement Requires researchers to rethink role as knowledge producers in relation to other sources of expertise Suggests we explore determinants of successful knowledge exchange What does this mean for future research?