Putting knowledge into action: research for the public good

Putting knowledge into action: research for the public good

Issued: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:54:00 GMT

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Date: Monday 19 February 2018, 10am-4pm
Venue: Big Lottery Fund, Pacific House, 70 Wellington St, Glasgow G2 6UA 
Contact: Anna Scott, SGSAH Knowledge Exchange & Partnerships Manager, anna.scott@sgsah.ac.uk
Open to: Any arts and humanities doctoral researcher registered at a SGSAH member institution (SGSAH will cover reasonable travel expenses from home HEIs).

The event is free to attend, but places are limited so please register via Eventbrite

Third sector organisations (charities, voluntary organisations, trusts and foundations, think tanks), employ researchers for a variety of reasons; to gather evidence to help them to influence policy, to define their strategic aims, to assess effectiveness of their work, or to address the aims of the organisation.

Arts and humanities researchers, as trained critical and independent thinkers, can make an important contribution to the work of the third sector, providing new methodologies for analysis, and context for policy development.

This one day symposium and workshop organised by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) will introduce arts and humanities researchers to the research needs of the third sector, and invite them to consider how they might apply their skills and knowledge in this context.


Download full programme‌ and speaker information (PDF).

9.30am – Registration

10am – Welcome and introductions, Anna Scott, Knowledge Exchange & Partnerships Manager, SGSAH

10.15am – Introduction to the third sector in Scotland, Ilse MacKinnon, Research Officer, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

10.45am - Making academic skills and knowledge accessible to the third sector, Professor Mike Danson, Heriot-Watt University

11.15am – Break

11.30am - Evaluation and knowledge into action in the third sector, Steven Marwick, Director, Evaluation Support Scotland

12noon - Case study: Lifestory project with Theatre Nemo, Janice Ross, University of Stirling

12.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm - Workshop: Research and evaluation for the third sector: focusing on making it useful and inspiring action, Rowan Boase, Evaluation Analyst, Big Lottery Fund

4pm – Close


Please register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/putting-knowledge-into-action-research-for-the-public-good-tickets-42073821934