Impact Development Series


The Impact Development Series is Ulster University's support programme designed to help academic researchers understand impact, enhance the impact of their research, track and evidence it, and generate new pathways to impact.

It is never too early to start to think about impact as you begin your academic career. As impact continues to increase in importance across the wider academic research environment for funders, researchers and universities alike, we go back to basics and ask: what is impact, why might it be important for the PhD researcher and how might you plan for impact?

Booking Instructions

Bookings for workshops are via PhD Manager:

Please click on Calendar (on the left hand side) where all the events are listed.

PhD Manager will hold your booking and attendance records for all Researcher Development activities.


  • Maria Prince

    Maria joined the newly established Impact Team at Ulster University in November 2017.

    Maria originally joined Ulster University in 2013 as lead support on the large EU-funded, creatives industries sector enhancement project, Honeycomb –Creative Works. She then took up post as Operations Manager at Ulster University spin-out company, Tactility Factory. Maria moved to the world-leading research centre, the Transitional Justice Institute in March 2016 to manage the administration and communications of multiple international research projects. As Ulster’s Faculty Impact Manager, Maria oversees strategic impact planning and support provision at the University.  Maria holds a MSc Management in Creative Industries from Ulster University.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain C of the Vitae Framework: Engagement, influence and impact which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • D1: Working with others
  • D2: Communication and dissemination
  • D3: Engagement and impact
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework