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DINNER WORKSHOP, June 15, 2022

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How can I increase the impact of my research? A journey through comprehensive stakeholder analysis

This working dinner workshop (3 hours) is designed to help researchers think critically and strategically about the stakeholders for their research. We will examine techniques to identify and characterise all stakeholders for any given research ecosystems (including the so-called sleeping tigers or adverse stakeholders).

A thorough understanding of research stakeholders is a vital first step to capture all relevant audiences and understand research outputs. After all, impact in modern research is so much more than scientific excellence, and researchers must move beyond creating new knowledge. Today, mission-driven research efforts are critical, and young researchers must prepare for a career that will have a meaningful societal, economic and innovative impact. This can be facilitated by developing a systematic approach to identifying, mapping, and characterising relevant stakeholders. Once characterised, researchers can design a personalised communication plan that includes outputs (the what?) and outcomes (the so what?) of their research.

This workshop is supplemental to the dairy controversy workshop in the Dairy Science and Technology Symposium 2022 – Summer School. Either workshop can be taken individually or both together for added learning. The purpose is to ECRs develop a range of skills to support their career development in an interactive, collaborative environment.

At the end of the workshop, participants should understand how to map stakeholders, how to group similar stakeholders where appropriate, how to think critically about the requirements of each category of stakeholder, prepare a communication plan for their multiple audiences and show the relationship between their communication plan and potential outcomes (impact) for their research.

Target group: Early career researchers (PhD students, Postdocs, Assistant Professors)

About the speaker:
Dr Joanne Uí Chrualaoich, BA(Psych), BSc, PhD

Joanne has 14 years’ experience supporting the development of Early Career Researchers in the agri-food sector. She has contributed to national policy on EDI in agri-food, and her programmes have won training and development awards at national level. She has a particular interest in learning and teaching excellence, including developing learning outcomes, assessment methods, course design, accreditation and eLearning components through a competency model. Joanne has an extensive teaching load on the UCC post-doc hub, a Diploma in Leadership from the agri-food sector, a Certificate in Continuing Professional Development for agri-food researchers, and ILM Professional Skills for Research Leaders programmes. She is the Principal Investigator and coordinator on several international Research and Training projects.

Joanne has a research interest in understanding the antecedents of effectiveness in science communication (e.g. trust) and learning and development (e.g. coping style, mental toughness and personality).

Joanne is a fully qualified Coaching Ireland Coach and a member of several National Governing body committees. She is the only person to have achieved the Evening Echo 'Exceptional Achievement Award' twice. Before Covid-19 restrictions, Joanne ran across the Ica desert in Peru for the Irish Heart Foundation.

Joanne commits ongoing personal continuing professional development, particularly in the area of talent development. She has completed the QQI qualifications in  Training Needs Analysis and Design and Training Delivery and evaluation. She is currently writing her thesis for a MA in Adult Learning, Development and Leadership. In addition, she has completed micro-credentials in Connected Curriculum, Universal Design for Learning, Problem Based Learning, Brainpower  and Open Learning. She is project management certified in multiple frameworks and a member of the PMI, CIPD, PSI and APA.

Date: 15. June 2022
Time: 18:00-21.00 CEST
Venue: Richard Mortensen stuen, Aarhus University Conference Center, Building 1422, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4
Workshop leader: Joanne Uí Chrualaoich, University College Cork, Ireland
Fee: Participation is free of charge. Dinner will be provided by organisers
Deadline for registration: 8. June 2022