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Dr Emma Gibbard Research Impact Manager

Helping you achieve and demonstrate impact from your research.


Emma is responsible for supporting you to plan for and evidence impact. She does this through:

  • developing the University‚Äôs strategic approach to supporting research impact
  • building knowledge and skills in research impact
  • embedding impact into research management and information systems
  • developing and identifying tools and resources to support with impact planning and evidencing
  • working collaboratively across the University and with external partners to support impact, including Faculty and Departmental Impact Leaders and the Public Engagement Unit

Emma also supports the University with identifying and developing impact case studies for our Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission.

Related posts


Health and Social Care, particularly:

  • evaluation
  • quality improvement
  • commissioning
  • knowledge mobilisation


Measuring Quality in Community Nursing (QuICN): a mixed methods study, (National Institute for Health Research Programme, project number HS&DR 12/209/02).


Before joining RIS, Emma was Head of Evaluation for the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC). She was responsible for supporting commissioners with embedding evaluation into commissioning processes and using evidence to inform decision-making.

Emma has over 15 years' experience of working in research, evaluation and service development in the field of health and social care. She has worked in the private, public and academic sectors.


  • BSc (Hons) Cellular and Molecular Pathology, University of Bristol, 1998
  • PhD, University of Bristol, 2003
  • PRINCE 2 Practitioner