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LWEC Knowledge Exchange fellow Health. - SD0473

Description
• Work with LWEC programmes, policy partners and end-users in society (for example, Local Authorities, Local Government, Strategic Health Authorities and social enterprises) to develop an understanding of their requirements for knowledge and the potential of LWEC programmes to meet these needs.
• Work closely with relevant LWEC programmes and their associated knowledge exchange resources and activities to enhance their engagement with users, ensuring that exchange of information is two-way throughout the life of the activity.
• Design and implement cross-programme knowledge exchange activities so that additional value is gained from their working together.
• Identify case studies of impact drawing across LWEC programmes and other relevant investments.
• Identify tools and products that could be of value to users, which draw on existing as well as new knowledge from the research base and suggest possible evaluation mechanisms where appropriate.
• Contribute to the development of future LWEC investments by advising on the knowledge requirements of decision-makers and end-users, aligning them with related activities, so that LWEC investments are informed by user-engagement from the outset.
• Use the LWEC Best Practice Guidelines to advise and mentor LWEC programmes with respect to good practice in knowledge exchange, impact processes, stakeholder engagement, community building, and if appropriate, in terms of interdisciplinary programme management.
• Maintain an overview of related activities at national, European and International level and advise LWEC partners/activities where involvement could increase the impact of LWEC science.
Objective
• Decision-makers in policy and society (e.g. Local Authorities, Local Government, Strategic Health Authorities and social enterprises) benefit from the widest and most comprehensive evidence base, informed by multiple LWEC programmes.
• Maximise the value for money from LWEC investments, by drawing on knowledge and expertise from across LWEC programmes and translating the evidence for the benefit of partners and users.
• Speed up the time taken from research to use in decision-making by development of effective interfaces between research and user community.
• Increase the impact of LWEC investments.
• Increased demand for LWEC accreditation based on more obvious benefits and higher LWEC profile.
• Increased collaborative funding from private sector and other organisations to LWEC activities.
• Implementation of the LWEC KE good practice guidelines across LWEC programmes and activities.
• Greater profile for LWEC in Europe and International stages so that the LWEC partnership approach is recognised as world-leading. Greater involvement of UK in European and International activities, leading to greater influence over international research and policy-making agendas
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2014

Cost: £20,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Keywords
Adapting to Climate Change              
Public Health