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Inspiring Collaboration and Engagement
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Inspiring Collaboration and Engagement

  • Julie Reeves - University of Southampton, UK
  • Sue Starbuck - Royal Holloway University London, UK
  • Alison Yeung - Dr Alison Yeung, Independent Writing Consultant, Purely Academic Ltd.
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December 2019 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This manual provides a framework to strategically think about and practice collaboration with others within and outside various disciplines. Aware of the different approaches in accordance with discipline, gender, and career goals, through case studies from lived experiences, the editors have compiled guidelines on: 

• How to start, build and maintain collaborative networks with diverse audiences, 
• The opportunities that exist internally and externally to networks, 
• How to resolve conflicts, overcome resistance, and build trust and confidence. 

With a wide scope in both content and reach, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and their supporters alike, particularly those who are looking to engage with various audiences such as individuals, institutions, private companies, and governments. 
 
Chapter 1. Why collaborate and engage with others?
 
Chapter 2. From small beginnings, what opportunities exist internally?
 
Chapter 3: How can doctoral and postdoctoral researchers engage externally?
 
Chapter 4. What are the benefits of collaborating and engaging?
 
Chapter 5. How can doctoral and postdoctoral researchers engage with the public?
 
Chapter 6. What can we learn from Public Engagement?
 
Chapter 7. What can we learn from Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)?
 
Chapter 8. How can networks of trust be built and why do they matter?
 
Chapter 9. How can you initiate collaboration and wider engagement?
 
Chapter 10. How can resistance be dealt with?
 
Chapter 11. Following up and moving on: Concluding thoughts

 

This is a timely book for academics, researchers and developers as it provides tips on how best to ensure research translation and knowledge yields maximum research outcomes and impact.

John Obiri
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya

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