Under the Research Excellence Framework, "significant additional recognition will be given where researchers build on excellent research to deliver demonstrable benefits to the economy, society, public policy, culture and quality of life."
So, the government demands that we demonstrate the economic and social impact of our research before we can get money, and then policy makers don't act on or even appear to respect our advice?!?
I am an independent scholar with research interests in European philosophy of religion, radical theologies, and emerging Christianity. My doctoral thesis explored post-secular theology (Radical Orthodoxy and deconstructive theology) through the lens of emerging church milieu understandings of "truth." My current research in European philosophy, political theology, and social theory examines what forms of radical sociality the work of Jacques Derrida and Slavoj Zizek might offer contemporary Christian collectives. I live with my partner Sim.