Challenges Facing the
Research & Engagement
(including a review of skills and professional development)
Last update: February 2014
12. Latest Recommendation
Laria to consider supporting the development of the profession via:
11. Latest Recommendation
Professional development to enhance research impact and influence in decision making.
LARIA to help develop high level personal skills covering
10. Latest Recommendation
Delivery of professional development via:
7. Debate Findings (Oct 2013)
Accredited learning was supported by all debate participants, providing:
6. Debate Findings (Oct 2013)
Debate participants acknowledged that technical and accredited skills formed the basis of skills needed, but were already largely displayed by research professionals.
5. Debate Findings (Oct 2013)
Research professionals role today requires people to communicate research findings effectivelly in order to achieve the right impact. Most of us can do research, but how do we make it make a difference?
4. Debate Findings (Oct 2013)
There is a clear need to develop personal skills focused on:
3. Survey Findings (July 2013)
People are still apprehensive about the future, but the number feeling pressured or insecure is falling.
The knowledge that work is being valued and being used to shape policy and strategy will have a major impact on performance.
2. Survey Findings (July 2013)
There is an interest in collaborative working and challenging times require broader skills.
Organisations responsible for public services at a community level can be better at "acting on the evidence collected".
1. Survey Findings (July 2013)
Help in raising the profile of the profession is needed, and there is demand for more networking and the provision of training.