Helen Buckley Woods

Helen Buckley Woods is a postdoctoral research associate at the Research on Research Institute and an information specialist at the Information School, University of Sheffield. She is a social scientist with a background in library and information science, and has a doctorate in higher education studies focusing on the increased demands for instrumental research and knowledge dissemination in UK universities. Her experience at Sheffield's School of Health and Related Research has focused on information retrieval and evidence synthesis. She tweets @HelenBWoods. ORCID iD 0000-0002-0653-9803

Impact Requires Breadth and Ideas, Not Tick Boxes

As part of their impact agenda, universities increasingly promote and train academics to carry out research collaborations across disciplines and with non-academic partners. While this can be impactful, Helen B. Woods argues that attempts to direct research in this way can produce inauthentic collaboration, and suggests an ideas-led approach.

3 years ago