Program

14.00 – 14.15  Welcome
Pro Vice Chancellor Charlotte Ahlgren Moritz
Introduction Dr. Tom Keenan
Director of Valorisation Jan Axelsson

14.15 - 15.30   Research Impact Assessment – the Australian perspective
Dr. Tom Keenan

15.30 – 16.00  Discussion
Moderator Jan Axelsson  

Presenter

Tom Keenan, PhD, is the Senior Advisor at the Planning, Performance and Impact team of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. Tom’s portfolio includes a great depth of understanding and extensive experience in all aspects of planning, performance, and evaluation, particularly in the rapidly developing area of research impact planning, monitoring, and assessment. He has more than 20 years’ experience as both a practitioner and researcher within the field of business management. He has been engaged as an executive leader within, and a consultant to, national for-profit and not-for-profit SMEs, as well as government agencies and private corporations. Online profile

Abstract

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency. The purpose of CSIRO is ‘Solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology'. As a publicly funded research agency, CSIRO’s ability to articulate the impact of its science and technology to government, the Australian people, and other key stakeholders in a defensible and robust manner is vital for its continued existence. In his presentation, Dr Tom Keenan, the Senior Advisor in CSIRO’s Planning, Performance and Impact team, will discuss why researchers should be interested in impact; and how CSIRO’s specific approach to the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of impact (driven by its Impact Framework) can assist research and other mission-directed organisations to both actually deliver impact, and provide effective evidence to key stakeholders of that impact.

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