Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact

Domain D

This domain relates to the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to engage with, influence, and impact on the academic, social, cultural, economic, and broader context.

Sub-Domains Summary
1. Working with Others

  1. Collegiality
  2. Team working
  3. People management
  4. Supervision
  5. Mentoring
  6. Influence and leadership
  7. Collaboration
  8. Equality and diversity

  • Actively works in an inclusive, respectful, and constructive way with colleagues, stakeholders, and research users
  • Recognises and acknowledges the contribution of others and own part in team success
  • Builds relationships in academic and commercial contexts; approachable and interacts constructively with others; manages expectations and resolves conflict
  • Supervises, mentors, and develops the potential of less experienced researchers and colleagues through support and advice
  • Leads, motivates, and influences where appropriate; persuades through listening and convincing discussion
  • Builds and sustains collaborative relationships and works pro-actively to create and develop knowledge with a range of stakeholders, including researchers, funders, and users of research


  • Respects the inclusive and collegial manner in which researchers conduct relationships within and beyond academia
  • Recognises the potential for working in sustained partnerships with a range of stakeholders to generate new ideas, insights, and maximise the potential for wider societal and economic impact
  • Respects individual difference and diversity
2. Communication and Dissemination

  1. Communication methods
  2. Communication media
  3. Publication
Knowledge of:

  • Appropriate communication and dissemination mechanisms for different audiences
  • The importance of engaging in the processes of publication and dissemination of research results and impacts


  • Communicates effectively in both written and oral modes with a range of audiences formally and informally through a variety of different techniques and media
  • Actively engages in publication and dissemination of research results and impacts
3. Engagement and Impact

  1. Teaching
  2. Public engagement
  3. Enterprise
  4. Policy
  5. Society and culture
  6. Global citizenship
Knowledge of:

  • Global, organisational, cultural, economic, and environmental contexts, and the wider impact of research
  • The social and ethical implications of research, and public attitudes to these issues
  • The range of mechanisms to support knowledge transfer and maximise the impact of research in academic, economic, and societal contexts


  • Engages with and shares research through research-informed and student-focused teaching
  • Contributes to increasing public awareness, engagement, and understanding of research and associated impacts
  • Identifies innovative trends, ideas, and applications; is enterprising and entrepreneurial within and beyond academia
  • Works collaboratively with all stakeholders to create, develop and exchange research knowledge to influence and benefit policy development, society and the economy; seeks new outlets and promotes the application of research in innovative ways
  • Appreciates and works with diversity and difference in research and education


  • Values the contribution of research to teaching and teaching to research
  • Recognises the importance of accountability of research with regard to social and economic impacts, internationalisation, and global citizenship