An impact literate approach to health psychology – notes from the DHP 2018 impact session

Thanks to all those who came to the impact literacy session at the Division of Health Psychology Conference (Friday 7th September, 2018). References to everything discussed in the talk are below.


Impact literacy workbook and Impact Institutional Healthcheck available at

Bayley, J.E. and Phipps, D. (2017) Building the concept of research impact literacy. Published online in Evidence & Policy Available online

Bayley, J.E, Phipps, D., Batac, M. and Stevens, E. (2017) Development and synthesis of a Knowledge Broker Competency Framework. Evidence and Policy. Available online (OA version:


REF 2014 impact case study database –

REF 2021 guidelines –


Buxton, M., & Hanney, S. (1996). How can payback from health services research be assessed? Journal of Health Services Research, 1(1), 35-43

Donovan, C. and Hanney, S., 2011. The ‘payback framework’explained. Research Evaluation, 20(3), pp.181-183. Available at

Phipps, D.J., Cummings, J. Pepler, D., Craig, W. and Cardinal, S. (2015) The Co-Produced Pathway to Impact describes Knowledge Mobilization Processes . J.Community Engagement and Scholarship. See

Michie, S. Atkins, L, and West, R. (2014). The Behaviour Change Wheel: A Guide to Designing Interventions. London: Silverback Publishing. See

Ajzen, I. (1991). The theory of planned behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 50, 179-211. Further information available at

Bartholomew-Eldredge, L.K., Markham, C.M., Ruiter, R.A., Kok, G. and Parcel, G.S., 2016. Planning health promotion programs: an intervention mapping approach. John Wiley & Sons. Further information at

Craig, P., Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I., & Petticrew, M. (2008). Developing and evaluating complex interventions: the new Medical Research Council guidance. British Medical Journal, 337, a1655 Available online NB UPDATED GUIDANCE WILL BE OUT IN 2019


Avoiding imposter syndrome and impact

Chasing the impact unicorn

(Impact) life beyond REF


Responsible metrics:

Open Access via Unpaywall add on :

CASRAI (information standards)

Analysing REF case studies:

London School of Economics blog

Evidence and Policy journal

Research Evaluation journal


2 thoughts on “An impact literate approach to health psychology – notes from the DHP 2018 impact session

  1. You actually make it seem really easy with your
    presentation however I in finding this matter to be actually something which I believe I would by no means understand.
    It sort of feels too complicated and extremely extensive for me.
    I am looking ahead to your subsequent submit,
    I will try to get the cling of it!


    1. Don’t give up! It’s tricky because it’s not a single, straightforward thing, but I promise it’s not too complicated/ extensive (we’ve all had to learn!). Ultimately it’s just about working out how your research can make a connection beyond the academic walls and then follow the paths that might offer someone some benefit.

      There’s so much good information out how about ‘how to do impact’ – just keep familiarising yourself with what’s out there and keep reflecting it back to what you do. Paths will become clear :-)).


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