In August, Alison Heritage participated as an invited speaker at the annual summer doctoral school organised by the University of Lausanne School of Forensic Science and Criminology.  Her lecture, entitled Designing for Research Impact, showcased the recent work undertaken by ICCROM into interdisciplinary research collaboration and impact within Heritage Science, and explored issues such as:

  • Different perceptions of what constitutes research impact;
  • Enablers and impediments to research participation;
  • Open science and inclusivity in research processes;
  • Engaging stakeholders within research;
  • Diverse expectations of research collaboration;
  • Different modes of sharing knowledge.

The lecture was well received, highlighting many points of commonality between Heritage and Forensic Sciences and as such proved a highly informative and useful exploration of an adjacent science field with many points of useful overlap with Heritage Science.