CHAMPION OF META-ANALYSIS, INTER-DISCIPLINARITY, IMPACT & ENGAGEMENT

CHAMPION OF META-ANALYSIS, INTER-DISCIPLINARITY, IMPACT & ENGAGEMENT

Lord Nicholas Stern:
“Finding ways to ensure that the Research Excellence Framework can  encourage researchers to explore the big or fundamental problems, . . . to deliver academically excellent synthesis of evidence and meta-analysis to support policymaking, and to develop game-changing ideas that, for example, can lead to the development of new disciplines, or that have a significant impact outside their discipline, is a priority.”
“Interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration between institutions and other sectors can enhance both academic and socioeconomic creativity and impact of research.  Furthermore, as universities increasingly commit to addressing complex, intrinsically-difficult ‘Grand Challenges’ of global importance, there is a clear recognition that such issues and problems require a different range of perspectives that interdisciplinarity and collaboration can foster.”
“We recommend that impact on public engagement and understanding are emphasized and that impacts on cultural life are specifically included.”

Former Chief Economist & Senior Vice-president of the World Bank;
Professor of economics and government; and Chair of the Grantham Research
Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics

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