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Maximising, Evaluating and Evidencing Impact
Jenny Lockett joined Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) in 2011 as Project Manager for two international research projects, working with multiple partners across the world. She has worked on many subsequent projects across the PML science areas, at varying scales, and contributed to more than seven successful, large funding proposals. Since 2016 her role has evolved to Senior Impact Manager responsible for the development and delivery of PML’s impact approach and its first PML Research Impact Plan. In this role she has ensured PML achieved the highest NERC-REF impact scores of all the NERC centres; created innovative impact planning and tracking tools; delivered training and guided researchers to transform workflows to integrate impact generating and monitoring approaches.
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