This project aims to make an impact at the highest levels of politics and strategy, and to have relevance for the lives of groups and individuals in local communities. Our approach to impact works through synthesis of theory and practice, and is informed by engaged scholarship and co-creation of knowledge. This approach relies on collaboration with networks of user communities, and involves research participants at all stages of the research. Impact of the project will be achieved through local and national networks
of organisations whose user groups will benefit from outcomes of the research. Significant economic and societal gains will be earned from the production of new knowledge flowing from these partnerships.
Non-Academic Partners: Formal partnerships with non-academic partners will be a key means of ensuring the visibility and impact of the research. They will collaborate in the research planning and analysis throughout the project and contribute to showcase events where they will work in partnership with national and international academic researchers within and beyond the Translating Cultures programme, engaging in analysis and discussion of emergent themes and outcomes.
International Partners: International experts will collaborate with the project team to bring a wealth of research experience and knowledge.