Institute for Sustainability

Your Communication

Your Communication

Communicating results from your research to external stakeholders.

Research Outcomes

Communicating solutions in sustainability for creating impact.

  • Impact - Providing assistance with societal impact (REF guideline).
  • Demonstration - Pitching projects which provide demonstration of research solutions to alternative external funders (e.g. industry partners, government funders).
  • Highlighting Results - Communicating and highlighting research outcomes through both internal and external mechanisms.
Prof Marc Reed leading workshop on research impact.

Raise Your Profile

Communicate your research in the most effective ways possible.

  • Blogging - Contribute to the IfS blog or affiliated sites i.e. The Conversation, Global Policy etc to communicate your research to a wider audience. 
  • Policy & Practice Notes - Highlight your research in a succinct way for policy or industry audiences to make contacts and increase the reach of your work.
  • Media Publicity - Work with the Press Office to publicise your research to a variety of local, national or international media organisations.

To discuss in detail ways you can communicate your research more widely to external audiences contact Brett Cherry, Science Communications Manager for the Institute for Sustainability.


Contribute to consultations for multiple sectors including government calls for evidence, research councils and industry.

  • Calls for evidence - Coordinate responses from groups of academics and researchers to consultations (e.g. British Academy call for evidence on interdisciplinarity, government call for evidence measures to support uptake of ultra-low carbon vehicles).