The consulting firm and friend of the DDCA, Research Strategies Australia, has just released a new podcast series focussed on the future of the higher education and public research sectors. The Research Strategies Australia Podcast includes interviews with colleagues from around the globe working at the cutting edge of research management and strategy inside the public sector. Hosted by Tim Cahill, Managing Director RSA, Episode 1 features discussion with Professor Jonathan Grant, Vice President & Vice Principal (Service) King’s College London. It covers how, since WWII, publicly funded science and research has been heading down a path largely apart from the public that funds it – in recent times this has led to a breakdown in the social compact.
Jonathan provides insights into why this has happened, how the social compact might be renewed and work underway at King’s College London to embed ‘service’ across all aspects of the university’s operations. From research evaluation to peer review, renewing the social compact must be the starting point for any research strategy. The podcast is freely available on all major platforms and can be accessed at https://anchor.fm/researchstrategies. Accompanying video from episode can be accessed via https://youtu.be/jvH9AAnvh1c. And the transcript from the episode is available on the RSA website at http://researchstrategiesaustralia.com.