The Impactful Academic offers a holistic, all-of-career approach to impact aimed at active researchers and those who support research impact. It ruminates on the question of what an academic with impact looked like in the past, and what it will look like going forward as concepts around impact are solidified by government and granting agencies. 

The authors come from various backgrounds including engaged scholars who are generating impact, and impact professionals who have been critical to supporting academics across disciplines on their impact journeys. The reader will emerge with more than an impact plan for a single research project or grant, but rather a holistic, career-centric approach to impact.

Praise for The Impactful Academic

“The Impactful Academic is a must read for the academic community. It effortlessly demystifies impact, bringing together a range of expert voices whose collective experience covers everything from planning pathways through to demonstrating effects.”
Dr Julie Bayley
Director of Research Impact Development & the Lincoln Impact Literacy Institute
“The book’s focus on self-assessment and reflection … means there is something here for everyone … this book serves as a go-to guide for academics to foster social change and make a difference in the world."
Prof Lisa Given
Professor of Information Sciences & Director, Social Change Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT University
"The Impactful Academic is a comprehensive guide that includes everything an academic needs to achieve impact from their research… This is an essential guide to impact for early career and senior researchers alike.”
Prof Mark Reed
CEO, Fast Track Impact
"The Impactful Academic is a how-to guide for academics with the courage to step out their comfort zone and dip their toe into the impact world to demonstrate the benefits of the work they do.”
Dr Melanie Barwick
Senior Scientist, SickKids Research Institute