We launched Real Impact to help our research communities see the impact of their work. Read more about our manifesto for change and how we demonstrate our commitment to impact through our research, products and our Real Impact Awards.
Research that has real world impact goes beyond citation counts and makes a difference. It’s about communities joining together to find solutions that result in positive change. We refer to impact as the provable effects of research in the real world. We appreciate it’s not always easy for academics and researchers to see the impact of their work. That’s why we’ve launched ‘Real Impact’ to aid the cause and call on research communities to come together and break down barriers.
Real Impact Advisory Board
Implemented in 2018, Emerald’s Impact Advisory Board was established to support the research community and help us play a key role in furthering the impact agenda. The Impact Advisory Board works to bring our communities together and break down the barriers to real-world change.
The Impact Advisory Board includes representatives from all areas of the research community, who contribute their understanding and perspectives to foster diverse and varying discussions on the impact debate.
Real impact blog
We believe everyone can make a real impact – read our blogs or join our conversations and help bring your research to life. Together we can make a difference.
Dr Alex Gardner-McTaggart, Course Director for the blended online MA Educational Leadership in Practice at the University of Manchester discusses how…
5th May 2021
Maximiliano Korstanje, Senior Researcher in the Department of Economics, University of Palermo, Argentina - discusses the the impact that COVID-19…
4th May 2021
Denise DP Thompson – John Jay College of Criminal Justice – talks about the need for strategic thinking on pandemic humanitarian supply chains and…
30th April 2021
Dr Richard Teare – President, Global University for Lifelong Learning – describes what's needed to facilitate wider inclusion in lifelong learning.
28th April 2021
Eddy Ng, the James and Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management at Bucknell University, USA – discusses the model minority myth.
27th April 2021
Sima Hamadeh, Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition & Program Coordinator of Nutrition and Dietetics Sciences at Haigazian University in…
22nd April 2021
Lindsay Denton, Digital Dot New York talks about education in the mainstream digital landscape and how digital learning is changing the future of…
8th April 2021
Dr Paul Armstrong – The Manchester Institute for Education, University of Manchester – talks about how a greater focus on home learning should…
31st March 2021
Marcia Texler Segal & Vasilikie (Vicky) Demos – discuss how the pandemic has revealed a number of gaps in the social structure, and a new deal,…
29th March 2021
Chika Shinohara, St. Andrew’s University, Osaka, Japan – talks about the fact that, despite being time-poor and sleep-deprived, women have been…
29th March 2021
We are proud to drive positive change. We aim to deliver real impact. We care about doing the right things to build a better, more sustainable future for all.