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ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors

The ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors are the representatives of the ENLIGHT impact awarded research teams, who have demonstrated to be exemplars in the planning for and achieving impact in the ENLIGHT flagship areas of health and wellbeing, digital revolution, climate change, energy and circular economy, equity.

The ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors are enthusiastic and outspoken supporters of impactful research, and function as “role models” and inspiring figures for the research community within and beyond ENLIGHT Alliance.

What ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors do?

Act as “role models” to other researchers and research support staff, showcasing and giving testimony of their research impact pathway.

Reach out
Raise awareness of research impact; engaging in outreach activities; participating in mutual learning and exchange of experiences and insights; connecting with ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors Network, ENLIGHT impact team and beyond; contributing thus to improve impact literacy across ENLIGHT and beyond.

Promote ENLIGHT research impact work and acting as research impact multipliers across different fields of knowledge and regional, national and international networks; supporting and providing advice to ENLIGHT impact team in the execution of its different tasks.

Meet our ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors

Aaron Golden

Aaron Golden

Associate Professor, School of Natural Sciences.

Vice-Dean for Research and Innovation, College of Science and Engineering.

University of Galway

Idoia Martin Guerrero

Idoia Martin Guerrero

Associate Professor.
Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology Department. Pediatric Oncology group. Sience and Technology Faculty.

University of the Basque Country

Ilse Derluyn

Ilse Derluyn

Full Professor.
Director Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR).

Ghent University

Our research impact story: “ChildMove“
Kati Orru

Kati Orru

Associate Professor in Sociology of Sustainability.
Institute of Social Studies.

University of Tartu


Sarah-Anne Buckley

Associate Professor in History.

University of Galway

Our research impact story: “Tuam Oral History Project“