Real world research impact for PGRs


  • Emily Walker Liverpool John Moores University, Research & Innovation
  • June Potts Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies
  • Liz Edwards Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Business & Law
  • Lucy Day Liverpool John Moores University, Research & Innovation Services



This presentation will tie to the themes of student experience, research and knowledge exchange specifically engaging with our partners in impactful, connected knowledge exchange that delivers transformative benefit.

The Impact Officers (Emily and Lucy) will provide a short introduction to what impact is and why it’s important. The main bulk of the presentation will be PhD student Jack Fitzpatrick from the School of Education talking about his experiences of creating real world impact and change with Merseyside Police and the College of Policing through his research on Modern Policing in the 21st Century and why it’s time for an inclusive shift. He’ll explain how he has developed relationships with stakeholders, how he has engaged with them and the impacts that have resulted from these activities. He will also talk about what this has meant for him as a PGR, why PGRs need to think about telling their own impact stories and how to do it.

This session will help to develop a vibrant diverse and intellectually curious postgraduate research community, helping to prepare our PGRs for their own career development as well as to deliver tangible public engagement and change for our communities in line with the aims of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Real world research impact for PGRs, PowerPoint, please note only LJMU staff and students have access to this document.