Gemma Derrick and Paul Benneworth

Gemma Derrick is a senior lecturer in higher education at the Centre for Higher Education Research & Evaluation at Lancaster University. Her most recent book,The Evaluators Eye, was published in 2018. Paul Benneworth is a professor of innovation and regional development at the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and senior researcher at CHEPS, the Netherlands.

Do We Turn Away from the ‘Grimpact’ of Some Research?

A critical blind spot in the impact agenda has been that impact is understood and defined solely in positive terms. Gemma Derrick and Paul Benneworth introduce the concept of ‘grimpact’ to describe instances where research negatively impacts society. Researchers and science systems, they argue, are poorly equipped to deal with.

4 years ago