Positioning Your Research for Impact and Interactive Data Visualisation

Date(s) - 18/01/2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Newcastle University Business School

Doctoral Students, Early Career Researchers

The overall aim of this event is to provide doctoral students and early career researchers with the opportunity to consider how they position their research for impact. Participants will have an opportunity to develop their own scientific research impact plan.

The second aim of the workshop is to provide participants with an overview of current trends with respect to interactive data visualisation. Participants will have an opportunity to develop their own interactive data visualisation plan for their own research.

James Cunningham is Professor of Strategic Management at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK. His research intersects the fields of strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. His research focuses on strategy issues with respect to scientists as principal investigators, university technology transfer commercialization, academic, public sector and technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial universities and business failure. His has papers published in leading international journals such as Research Policy, Long Range Planning, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship and the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. Awards for his research include six best paper conference awards and two case study international competition awards. He has published several books and research monographs on the themes of strategy, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and technology entrepreneurship with leading publishers such as Oxford University Press, Palgrave MacMillian, Springer and World Scientific Publishing. He is an experienced principal investigator leading large scale multi partner publicly funded research. He is the author of numerous commissioned research reports for public and private organisations and has provided expert evidence to Joint  Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of the Irish Parliament on growing the Irish creative economy.

David Kelly is Digital Humanities Manager for the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He works with individual researchers and teams engaged in digital projects across humanities and social sciences. He has worked on interactive data visualisation projects with public sector bodies, and has consulted with both private sector companies and non-profit organisations. Prior to joining NUI Galway, David founded and ran a web technology company, and worked as a researcher in Information Systems at University College Cork, with interests in innovation adoption, emerging technologies, technology standards, and open source software.


9.30 -10.00 Refreshments and Registration

10.00- 13.00 Positioning your Research for Impact

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Experiences and Empirical Evidence from Established Researchers
  • Drivers of Change
  • Dimensions of Research Impact
  • Scientific Contribution
  • Influencing and Networking
  • Research Funding
  • Research Visibility

Each participant will have an opportunity to develop their own Scientific Research Impact Canvas

13.00 -14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Interactive Data Visualisation

This session will cover the following topics:

Participants will have an opportunity to develop a plan to use their own research data for interactive data visualisation.

16.00 – 16.30 Refreshments and Break

16.30 to 18.00 Optional One to One Mentoring Support