Edinburgh Napier University researchers have hit the one million mark for readers on The Conversation, and which includes 106 articles across 41 authors and within many different subject disciplines.
The Conversation was launch in Australia in 2011, and with an aim to become an independent source of news and viewpoints. Its articles are sourced within academia and targeted on the general public.
Overall they provide expert journalists who work with academics, in order to improve the standards in creating engaging articles, and thus to maximise the impact of the related work.
The articles are free to access, share and can be republished through a Creative Common licence.
Some of the top articles published by Edinburgh Napier academics include:
Edinburgh Napier University has a vibrant public engagement culture, with a full-time public engagement officer and a Professorial lead, along with an active programme around outreach and public engagement.
The increasing required for public engagement is highlighted in Lord Nicholas Stern's report on the most recent research assessment (related to the Research excellence framework 2014 - REF 2014). In this he outlines that research needs:a much greater impact on the general public