Making it easier to achieve

We help researchers and research administrators save time and build skills through our innovative research impact training, consulting and membership.

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Since 2014 we have served more than 100 groups and organisations within Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United States of America. To provide the broadest service and to meet the needs of our international clients, we use a mix of in-person and live online options to deliver workshops and consult on projects.

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What we do….

Workshops & Training

We offer a range of training solutions, both bespoke and packaged, for researchers and research support staff


We work with organisations and individuals on a range of projects including grant reviews and impact case studies.


We support a global community of practice with online learning and support for researchers and research support staff.

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Dr Tamika Heiden – Head Inspirer, Research Impact Academy

Hi, I’m Tamika Heiden, Head Inspirer and Founder.

I don’t know about you, but I became a researcher so that I could change the world! I guess I was a bit optimistic, but I really wanted to discover new things, I wanted to help people, and I wanted to make a difference somehow. These are values that have stayed with me, but I have realised that research alone, and the discovery of new evidence alone, will not make the difference that I was aiming for. I have realised the need to work in new ways to ensure that the findings of research get to the people who need to know about it, or who need to use it. Importantly, I have found and learnt proven methods, models and frameworks that can help.

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Words from our raving fans!

  • The session was wonderful

    The session was wonderful, I’ve already updated my impact statements and had some glowing reviews about the new version. Thank you for being supportive and encouraging, as well!

    Natalie Matosin
    University of Wollongong

  • I am excited and relieved to be successful for an NHMRC investigator award

    I am excited and relieved to be successful for an NHMRC investigator award. Your session on preparing for this grant enabled me to get my head around what might be required in terms of research impact, and helped me articulate my research impact for the application. Thanks to your workshop, I learnt this important skill.

    Sarah Dusntan
    University of Melbourne

  • Instructive and engaging workshop

    Thanks for an instructive and engaging workshop. It was really timely. I went straight to a research project planning meeting and could make suggestions to our design so we could capture metrics around impact which was great.

    Workshop Attendee
    RMIT University

  • Really helpful

    Really enjoyed the workshop, unfortunately I was only able to attend after morning tea, i found it was really helpful and helped me make plans to plan research with impact

    Workshop Attendee
    University of Sydney

  • Engage them early in your planning

    I would recommend RI Academy to any researcher wanting to ensure real impact clinically or otherwise. Engage them early in your planning

    Trudy Rebbeck
    University of Sydney

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