Can being a 'cultural investigator' add key insights to our understanding of how intermediary work might reach decision makers?
This paper was prompted by work by the author with new Masters students attending the IDS in 2010. These mature students from a diversity of backgrounds often already had links to the policy environment and therefore had some experience of the cross cultural nature of Research to Policy communication. This paper links the learning from that Tertiary Teaching/Learning Environment and applies it to the work of Research Communication and Knowledge Intermediaries.
Hogan, C. Learning about the role of Culture in Research Policy Intermediary Work. IDS Practice Paper in Brief 5. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (2011) 10 pp.