Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES

It is not uncommon for experts with a deep understanding of their subject matter to be focused on a narrow field within that domain of knowledge. As areas of research and advocacy become more transdisciplinary and intersectional, subject matter expert’s are required to take a broader perspective of their domain, to work across boundaries and expand into new communities of practice. For example, in academia and other research organizations, the demand to work across boundaries, collaborate with partners outside one’s own field, as well as expanding the reach and applications of research, is greater. Documentation and codification of methods and results, dissemination through publications, education plans and real-world applications are all key to meeting this bar. In other fields, such as human rights advocacy, social or environmental justice and policy, the sharing of knowledge is a strategy that supports advances across the leading edges in these fields. Reaching broader, and non-expert audiences, and creating a greater public awareness of advances in your field, helps stakeholders, policy makers and funders recognize the wider impact and relevance of your work.

 

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