Many Paths to Impact

Real-world impact is an increasingly important outcome indicator for both universities and individual researchers. Join us for a panel discussion with leading AUT researchers who will share their interesting – and sometimes unexpected – paths to creating real-world impact.  

Our panellists will share their diverse impact journeys, from transforming concussion injury awareness and management in sports, to creating and maintaining meaningful work, to a structural solutions spinout contributing to earthquake resilient buildings. 

This event is ideal for AUT staff and postgraduate students interested in creating real-world impact through paths such as policy, education, and commercialisation. Come along and hear from those doing just that – and bring along your toughest questions for them! 

Photo of someone who has climbed a mountain.

Our Panellists

Prof. Patria Hume – Principal Advisor Research and Academic Development and Professor of Human Performance. Her research focuses on sports performance biomechanics and sports injury prevention.

Prof. Marjo Lips-Weirsma – Professor of Ethics and Sustainability Leadership whose research takes place at the nexus of meaningful work, sustainability, ethics, hope, and wellbeing.

Dr Pouyan Zarnani – Senior Lecturer at the School of Future Environments whose research interests lie in the areas of connections, earthquake-resistant technologies, and timber-based hybrid structures.


When: Tuesday 16 August 1 – 2:30pm
Where: Both in-person (WO1407) and online through Microsoft Teams
Registration: Please register through You will be able to select your mode of attendance when registering.
More info: Contact if you have any questions. 

The Impact Series

Running throughout the year, the Impact Series inspires and equips AUT staff and postgraduate students with the tools they need to create real-world impact with their research. This panel discussion is brought to you by AUT Ventures and the Graduate Research School. 

About Graduate Research School (Auckland University of Technology)

The Auckland University of Technology Graduate Research School offers support and resources to all postgraduate students at AUT. Come and visit us on the 5th floor of the WU building.

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