Impact Support

The College of Arts & Humanities has a broad portfolio of research impact, and we are working to further embed impact into our research culture by providing support to all researchers who would like to develop their impact.

The College's Impact Manager Helen Green is responsible for Impact and REF Impact across Arts and Humanities subjects, working closely with Research Impact Officer Maki Rooksby and in collaboration with the KE team and Research Support Office.

Researchers can contact Maki to discuss:

  • Exploring the potential impact of your research
  • Planning for impact in your research
  • Accessing the appropriate resources to support you
  • How to articulate and narrate the impact of research
  • Gathering useful evidence to evaluate your impact
  • Developing potential future Impact Case Studies

Colleagues can contact Helen to discuss:

  • All aspects of impact planning and development
  • Impact culture and EDI/Diversity & Inclusion dimensions of impact management
  • AHRC Impact Acceleration Account management
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Impact
  • The Impact Mentor Network 
  • Ethics and Responsible Research Innovation relating to Impact 
  • Impact training, sustainability and capacity 


Impact Culture and Capacity

The College is committed to embracing, enhancing and embedding a supportive and healthy impact culture. We do this in multiple ways, including actively redeveloping our impact training provision, our Impact Acceleration Account, and our Impact Mentor Network.

The Impact Mentors make a key leadership contribution, representing different areas of expertise across the College and supporting other researchers. The Network forms a distinct community of practice within the College of Arts & Humanities, bringing together Impact Mentors with other impact professionals, including from other Colleges. It has grown from c.12 to c.20 members since its launch in February 2022.

The central areas of activity and responsibility of this role are:

  • Maintaining up-to-date Impact knowledge and expertise (especially through a bespoke training/development programme)
  • Knowledge exchange with other Impact Mentors and Impact practitioners (especially through the Network)
  • Supporting researchers interested in developing their impact (with the above two areas as a foundation)

The Impact Mentors and the Network play a crucial role in embedding impact capacity more deeply in the College, contributing to our research culture by building our shared understanding of impact, and linking researchers with approprate support. This in turn builds and deepens our capacity for achieving impact, and contributes towards delivery of the UofG Research Strategy through supporting collaboration, creativity, and careers. 

Please contact Helen Green or your local Impact Mentor for further information.

Impact and REF impact support

The College is committed to providing impact support to researchers at all stages of the research lifecycle. This applies whether you would like your work to be a potential REF case study, or just want to ensure you've considered the impact potential from the beginning of the research planning process. 

Our team is expanding to include Knowledge Exchange Associates (who can help with planning, and winning funding for, effective engagement activities) and an Impact Officer (who can help with your documenting impacts effectively). This complements our Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Manager, Impact Manager and local Impact Mentors, who are academic colleagues with disciplinary-grounded impact expertise from across the College.

Contact or Impact Manager Helen Green any time for guidance.

The College will soon be launching a process designed to robustly review and provide appropriate feedback on and support (including funding) for impactful research and activity. This process will enable both early-mid stage impacts and mature impacts to be supported in whatever way is appropriate - advice, support to apply for funding, tracking, articulating and evidencing impact that has occurred. 

Resources & contacts

Links to relevant University resources

Impact planning - getting started

External engagement guidance and resources

Public engagement guidance and resources 

Collecting evidence guidance 

Glasgow KE fund information

Glasgow KE Awards case studies and examples 

College KE Themes case studies and examples

Links to relevant external resources

REF2014 Impact Case Studies searchable database

[UofG REF2021 Impact Case studies will be published in summer 2022 - all are available on request to UofG staff - please contact Helen or your local Impact Mentor]

NCCPE (National Centre for Co-ordinating PE) Public engagement

SPRE (Scottish Policy & Research Exchange) Policy engagement 

LSE (London School of Economics) Blog on Impact


College Impact and REF Impact support: Helen Green

College KE and Impact support: Fraser Rowan

Glasgow KE fund applications: Fraser Rowan/Gordon Meiklejohn/Helen Green

Digital humanities/digital engagement: Luca Guariento/Fraser Rowan

University-wide Impact support: Rose-Marie Barbeau

PGR Impact support/KE & Impact repository: Bhoomi Gor

Public & Community engagement: Zara Gladman

Disciplinary Impact support: Impact Mentors (ask in your subject area)