PD Sessions @ Zoom #2 - Research Impact
Online event
Friday, 31st of May 2019
Start Time
12:00 pm
Finish Time
1:00 pm

The ARMS WA Chapter is hosting the second PD Session @ Zoom.
Join us online for a presentation by Tara McLaren (Telethon Kids), Dr Laila Simpson (University of Western Australia) and Michelle Duryea (Edith Cowan University).


Join us via the Zoom webinar link or Webinar ID486-145-368


Research Impact 
12pm AEST, Friday 31 May
Research impact is the contribution that research has made to our economy, society, environment or culture. In 2018, Australian universities underwent their first national assessment of the impact that their research has made beyond academia. Drawing from the UK Research Evaluation Framework and the ARC Engagement and Impact assessment, this session will examine the features of highly-rated research impact case studies.  We will also discuss how institutions are supporting researchers to plan for and collect evidence of their research engagement and impact activities, and how this information can be utilised, beyond government reporting, to effectively communicate and promote research impacts to wider audiences.

Time: 12pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) - be sure to check what time this converts to in your region!
Date: Friday 31 May 2019
Cost: Free
RSVP: 29 May 2019. Registration is open to all ARMS members.
CPE: Accredited members (ARMAs and ARMFs) can claim 1 CPE hour per session.
Zoom webinar link‚Äč
Webinar ID486-145-368
Help/FAQs: Click here for Zoom webinar instructions. If you need assistance with accessing Zoom at your office, please contact your organisation’s IT Support. We strongly recommend you test your ability to connect to Zoom prior to the session.


The session will be recorded and available for viewing in the week following the webinar from the PD Sessions @ Zoom page. Registered attendees will be sent a direct link to the recording and any available material from presenters.


If you have any questions, please contact the ARMS Executive Office


Zoom webinar link                                                                 Webinar ID486-145-368

About the presenters

Tara McLaren
Tara has more than a decade of experience in the higher education sector and is currently Head, Research Development and Commercialisation at the Telethon Kids Institute. She provides strategic oversight of the Grants and Commercialisation Teams at the Institute and is Project Director for the Momentum Empowering Impact system project. Tara was involved in the ARC EI Assessment Pilot through her previous role at The University of Western Australia and coordinated a Go8 working group to provide consolidated feedback on the Pilot to the ARC. Tara is co-convener of the WA ARMS Chapter Committee, an approved ARMS Training Fellow and Co-Chair of the Australian Association of Medical Research Institute (AMMRI) Strategy Network. She is also a member of the Ian Potter-funded AAMRI Research Impact Working Group who have been funded to identify a set of consensus metrics for measuring research impact and best practices in the Medical Research Institute sector.
Laila Simpson
Laila is the manager of the Research Impact and Engagement team in the Office of Research Enterprise at The University of Western Australia. She provides strategic support on implementing and evaluating research impact and engagement. She has significant experience in developing predictive analytics for University-wide integrated strategic plans, planning process and initiatives with particular interest in research, ranking and reputational analytics. She has undertaken management of the Excellence in Research Australia, the Engagement and Impact Assessment and UniForum.
Michelle Duryea

Michelle Duryea has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian higher education sector.  Michelle’s current role is Senior Manager of Research Analytics, Systems and Performance at Edith Cowan University.  Michelle is also the Convenor of the ARMS Research Information and Reporting Special Interest Group and an appointed ARMS Accreditation Program Training Fellow.  Prior to working at ECU, Michelle was the Associate Director of Research Evaluation at the Australian Research Council, directly involved in developing the ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) guidelines and SEER system development.  Before working for the Federal Government, Michelle occupied the position of Senior Policy Officer for the Australian Technology Network of Universities and was pivotal in developing their original position paper on research impact assessment.


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