Simon Hearn is a Research Fellow in the Research and Policy in Development programme at the Overseas Development Institute. Simon specialises in Outcome Mapping, monitoring and evaluation and strategic policy influence. He has a keen interest in knowledge management, communities of practice, network analysis and the use of social media and online communications.
Research To Action (R2A) is a learning platform for anyone interested in maximising the impact of research and capturing evidence of impact.
The site publishes practical resources on a range of topics including research uptake, communications, policy influence and monitoring and evaluation. It captures the experiences of practitioners and researchers working on these topics and facilitates conversations between this global community through a range of social media platforms.
R2A is produced by a small editorial team, led by CommsConsult. We welcome suggestions for and contributions to the site.