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Collaborating for impact 2019 conference

The fifth TSRF conference took place on Wednesday 9th october at COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

Over 80 people attended the conference which aimed to support cross-sector networking and knowledge exchange by:

  • exploring the impact of research collaboration between the third sector and universities
  • providing an opportunity for third sector, academic and other interested parties (such as public sector and funders) to engage together in learning  about collaborative research and its impact 


TSRF conference 2019 foldersConference included a cross-sector panel discussion on impact and third sector evidence, a range of workshops, lightning talks, stands and posters. See the full programme here 



Conference report

TSRF conference 2019 reportsSee what participants said about their experience of the conference in the conference report here      







The conference was introduced by a panel comprising of a peer researcher, funder, academic, Scottish Government and third sector representative talking about what research impact means from their perspective. 

Transcripts for each speaker may also be downloaded through these links: Kerrie Friel, Cassy RutherfordJane CullingworthHarriet WaughLucy Mulvagh.

During the plenary session the panel gave their impressions of the conference:

The transcript for this panel discussion can be downloaded here.

Presentations from workshops and lightning talks (where available)

Joan Mowat

Poverty, Attainment and Wellbeing: Making a difference to the Lives of Children and Young People - Reflecting on a Seminar Series - Dr Joan Mowat, Dr Gale Macleod, Amy Woodhouse, and Patricia Lyon 



TSRF conference participants Talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not ...  and film - Dr Paula forbes, Eona Craig, and Nicole Sim 




TSRF conference participants The Absent Voice: Domestic Abuse victims and contact cases - Linda Rodgers and Richard W. Whitecross




TSRF conference participants Collaborating to lead the way for mental health inclusion - See Me Workplace Equality Project (WEP) - Let's chat tool




TSRF conference participants HIV Scotland - Writer in residence exploring living with the stigma of HIV - Angela Spoto and Nathan Sparling




TSRF conference participants Thinking about equality, diversity and inclusion - Dr Kevin Guyan




Kirsty Strokosh

Co-creating value: a participative approach to public service production - Kirsty Strokosh




TSRF conference 2019 Participatory Research session write upRead the write up of the Participatory Research session here.  We are keen to hear from those who were not at the conference: if you were doing participatory research what do you need to do first? Please email your comments to the Forum

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