Designing for Impactful Research

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Wednesday 28 September 2022

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM


JA129, Jaguar Building, Coventry University, Gosford Street



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This event will discuss how we can design for more impactful research and craft engaging narratives. Examples are drawn from arts, design and business disciplines, and partnerships with industry, professional associations, artists and the United Nations.


How can we draw interest from others with our research? How can we craft engaging research narratives? How can more creative approaches to research design pique interest and generate discussion? How can we design for more impactful research?

This session will draw on interdisciplinary examples that make use of creative approaches to research design to illustrate how we can engage diverse stakeholders and develop unique narratives. Examples will be drawn from the arts, design and business disciplines and include partnerships with industry, professional associations, artists and the United Nations.


Nick is a Professor of Accounting and Director of Equity, Diversity and Social Inclusion at Monash Business School and Professor at the Centre for Accounting & Auditing Research, University of Rostock, Germany.

He is an award-winning educator and researcher who works as an innovator, instigator and disruptor to create future-oriented accounting and business education programs. He has held previous leadership roles in accounting departments including Deputy Head of Department, Strategy & Innovation (Macquarie University) and Director of Education (Monash).

Nick’s research includes integrated reporting, integrated thinking, diversity and social justice, learning technologies, design, systems networks and regenerative accounting. He is a sought-after international speaker and publishes widely in top journals across the field. His interdisciplinary perspectives inform his research and educational practice where he holds an Australian National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and is a recipient of the prestigious 2019 Aspen Institute Global ‘Ideas Worth Teaching’ Award (New York).

Nick plays an active role in accounting associations serving on boards and committees of the American Accounting Association (AAA), European Accounting Association (EAA) British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). He works closely with global professional bodies, including the Aspen Institute, Good Governance Academy, and International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), regularly working to host events, contribute to panel discussions and create up-to-date, engaging member content.