The future of research is not just about solving a ‘gap’ in knowledge or creating new knowledge through original contribution that is significant in a field or discipline. The new trend in research is towards playing a part in addressing the grand challenges of our lifetime, for generations to come. So as researchers we should be focusing on how to make an impact with our work to this end - how to transition from a seeker of knowledge into an influencer who transforms lives today, and into the future. To achieve this we have to appreciate how the world of research is changing, then to consider how to re-position our research into impact case studies. This requires strategic thinking and learning how to work with industries, professional bodies and communities. In short, one should not treat impactful research as a destination. It is an evolution from ideals into ideas and then turning those ideas into a reality that benefits the economy, society and our environment.
Speaker: Dr. Angus Young
Angus is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Accountancy and Law and Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University. Concurrently, he is Hong Kong Representative for the GRC Institute (Australia), National Advisory Council Member and Education Officer of the Greater Bay Area, China for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), Member of the Publication Sub-committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, ‘Online’ Visiting Scholar, School of Law, University of Glasgow, Honorary Fellow, Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and Distinguished Research Fellow at the German-Sino Institute of Legal Studies, Nanjing University. He is on various editorial boards and has received numerous awards for his work. Prior to academia he worked in banking, retail, hospitality, logistics and the public sector, including inadvisory roles and consultancy for the Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (New York) and ASX Markets Supervision Pty Ltd (Australia).
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