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Workshop: Language@Leeds Sharing Impact Practice

Thursday 29 February 2024, 13:00-16:00
Baines Wing, 4.12

We take 'impact' to refer to any change that academic activity generates in the world beyond academia.


  • to showcase and share good practice of the impact of language research and scholarship
  • to provide an overview of the support that is available for impact work at the University of Leeds
  • to provide an opportunity to ask questions about specific challenges that you're facing with your impact work and get tailored feedback from presenters


13:00-14:30 Sharing practice presentations on the impact of language research and scholarship, followed by a Q&A, including:

  • Cat Davies (Professor of Language Development): Supporting Speech & Language Therapists in evidence-based practice.
  • Nathalie Czeke (PGR, School of Education): Access to and opportunities for communication for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
  • Julia Snell (Professor of Sociolinguistics): Spoken language and inequality in schools.
  • Natasha Rust (Senior Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes): Language clarity in assessment.
  • Sascha Stollhans (Associate Professor of Language Pedagogies): Linguistics in Modern Foreign Languages.
  • Serge Sharoff (Professor of Language Technology) & Mel Evans (Lecturer in English Language): The language of COVID.

14:30-15:00 Supporting impact panel providing an overview of the support for impact work that is available at the University:

  • Ged Hall (Academic Development Consultant, OD&PL): Research impact.
  • Eva Sansavior (Academic Development Consultant, OD&PL): Scholarship impact.
  • Alexa Ruppertsberg (Head of Public Engagement with Research): Public Engagement.
  • Juliet Jopson (Policy Officer): Policy Leeds.
  • Cheryl Harris (Leeds Social Sciences Institute Manager): ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
  • Abi Rowson (Joint Acting Head of Interdisciplinary Research, Horizons Institute). Interdisciplinary collaborations.

15:00-16:00 Structured networking session with presenters and panellists: Opportunity for participants to ask specific questions about their own impact work.

This event is open to University of Leeds staff and PGRs. To book a free place, please register here.