About this Event
Opportunities for making an impact may arise at any stage before, during or after your research project. While researchers should place importance in planning for impact, achieving impact requires researchers to play a role in shaping the narrative, in and beyond the academia sphere. Storytelling matters, as it can inform debates and provide evidence on pressing issues facing our society. Above all, research needs to be related in human terms for it to be understood and acted on, and to make a difference as the researchers envisioned.
Join us to find out why and how do researchers communicate their research in an impactful manner from fellow experts in the field!
(1) Dr. Woei Fuh Wong, Founder and General Manager of IES Research
Woei Fuh Wong has a diverse experience extends over three decades from a researcher to an engineer and later, an information specialist. During his 10 years with Web of Science since 2004, he actively engaged with researchers and academics in Asia Pacific resolving their challenges of bibliometric insights and research assessment. In 2015, Woei Fuh started a consulting firm in Singapore and he founded a research program, Research 123, preparing young researchers with future research skills. His consultancy work focuses on three areas: Research Visibility; Research Impact based on UN SDG (United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals); and Research Commercialization. He holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Technology from the University of Manchester, UK, and a MBA from Louisville University, USA
(2) Dr. Jane Chang, Co-Founder, Social Innovation Movement
Jane is a founding director of GRITse, a social enterprise that seeks to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to contribute to their wider communities through social innovation. A visionary leader who incorporates social design and practical entrepreneurship education in everything she does. She has previously initiated six entrepreneurial ventures and is a specialist scholar of cognitive entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education with a passion for bridging academia with real-world impact. A recent focus on Research Impact and Social Value has seen Jane supporting the Malaysian Higher Education sector to help researchers change the way they understand the world around them and decide where to invest resources.
(3) Terence Ooi, Co-Founder, WikiImpact
After 10 years of working in the digital tech space, Terence moved towards developing communities in rural areas namely in Battambang, Cambodia and Sabah. The last 7 years has taken Terence on a journey to grow and build communities towards sustainability and regeneration. He currently is the co-founder of Wiki Impact – a research and collaborative platform for changemakers and Built To Last, a training and development organisation of rural youths in Sabah. He is passionate about creating positive outcomes in lives and communities and believes in the power of one person making a difference.
We look forward to you joining us!
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