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Create, Communicate & Evaluate Research Impact

We’ve already empowered thousands of researchers around the globe & we’d love to share the magic with you.

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Since 2014 we have served hundreds of groups and organisations within Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United States of America. To provide the broadest service and to meet the needs of our international clients, we use a mix of in-person and live online options to deliver research impact training and consulting.

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What we do….

Workshops & Training

Our range of training solutions, both bespoke and packaged, for researchers and research support staff can be run online or in person.

Consulting

We work with organisations and individuals on a range of projects including grant reviews and impact case studies.

Membership

Our global community of practice provides online learning and support for researchers and research support staff.

Words from our raving fans!

  • The session was wonderful

    The session was wonderful, I’ve already updated my impact statements and had some glowing reviews about the new version. Thank you for being supportive and encouraging, as well!

    Natalie Matosin
    University of Wollongong

  • I am excited and relieved to be successful for an NHMRC investigator award

    I am excited and relieved to be successful for an NHMRC investigator award. Your session on preparing for this grant enabled me to get my head around what might be required in terms of research impact, and helped me articulate my research impact for the application. Thanks to your workshop, I learnt this important skill.

    Sarah Dusntan
    University of Melbourne

  • Instructive and engaging workshop

    Thanks for an instructive and engaging workshop. It was really timely. I went straight to a research project planning meeting and could make suggestions to our design so we could capture metrics around impact which was great.

    Workshop Attendee
    RMIT University

  • Really helpful

    Really enjoyed the workshop, unfortunately I was only able to attend after morning tea, i found it was really helpful and helped me make plans to plan research with impact

    Workshop Attendee
    University of Sydney

  • Engage them early in your planning

    I would recommend RI Academy to any researcher wanting to ensure real impact clinically or otherwise. Engage them early in your planning

    Trudy Rebbeck
    University of Sydney

6 Reasons To Choose us

Get ahead fast with strategies to thrive

Get ahead fast with strategies to thrive

Through our consulting, membership and workshop services, we’ll help you become a top contender for funding and future-proof your organisation for research impact.

World leaders in research impact

World leaders in research impact

Our reputation as an international leader in helping researchers and research organisations to create relevant and usable evidence for research impact is second to none.

Enjoy a tailored approach to learning

Enjoy a tailored approach to learning

We appreciate and love the fact that each researcher and research organisation is unique, so it’s only natural that we offer you a tailored approach to learning.

We challenge the status quo

We challenge the status quo

Integrating traditional research approaches with new perspectives and disciplines from the world’s best practitioners and thinkers, we’re masters at disrupting research-as-usual for positive outcomes.

Global knowledge networks and sharing

Global knowledge networks and sharing

Driven to make connection and learning more accessible to achieve greater research impact, we developed the free and online annual Research Impact Summit to share knowledge with as many people as possible.

Feel inspired in a like minded community

Feel inspired in a like minded community

Our thriving community of practice connects like-minded impact champions around the world on the research impact journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHERE DO YOU WORK?

    We’re available to run workshops online or face-to-face in any location around the world – reach out and we’ll work out a solution that best meets your needs!

  • HOW WILL YOU HELP ME TO SECURE FUNDING?

    We’ll help you to plan for, implement, capture and demonstrate research impact so that you tell a compelling story about the immense value of your research to society, and why funding it will make a profound difference.

    We provide advice, feedback and a critical review on your overarching grant concept and how it’s articulated. While we don’t review your science, we do look at any sections or themes on research impact and translation. We’ll advise on how you’re articulating the value of your research and the strength of your stakeholder involvement.

  • I HAVE NO TIME – WILL YOU CREATE MORE WORK FOR ME?

    Investing a little time now in research impact and translation know-how can save you time throughout your career on research and support you to secure funding.

  • DO YOU WORK WITH RESEARCHERS BEYOND HEALTH AND MEDICINE?

    Every researcher holds a profound potential to create impact. No matter what you specialise in, we’re here to help and are proud to have happy clients in health, environment, business, engineering, hydrology, education, design and social sciences – to name just a few!

  • I’M A BASIC SCIENTIST, HOW WILL RESEARCH IMPACT HELP ME?

    Research impact will transform the pure knowledge of your research in any science so that it is useful to diverse user groups. Examples include new scientific techniques and methods, policy, practice, system or behaviour change.

  • CAN YOU HELP WITH MY RESEARCH IMPACT PLAN?

    Research impact plans are now a common funding requirement that can make or break your success. We work with researchers to plan their research impact strategies and articulate these in their funding applications.

  • CAN I DISCUSS MY RESEARCH IMPACT PROGRESS WITH YOU?

    Our members join us for monthly interactive webinars and mastermind sessions with our founder and international research impact experts. Ask questions and get advice from the world’s impact thought leaders, we’re here to help!

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Tamika Heiden

Dr Tamika Heiden – Head Inspirer, Research Impact Academy

Hi, I’m Tamika Heiden, Head Inspirer and Founder.

I don’t know about you, but I became a researcher so that I could change the world! I guess I was a bit optimistic, but I really wanted to discover new things, I wanted to help people, and I wanted to make a difference somehow. These are values that have stayed with me, but I have realised that research alone, and the discovery of new evidence alone, will not make the difference that I was aiming for. I have realised the need to work in new ways to ensure that the findings of research get to the people who need to know about it, or who need to use it. Importantly, I have found and learnt proven methods, models and frameworks that can help.

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