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Our Story

We believe that impact and engagement are integral to the pursuit of knowledge. Our research impact skills training and strategic consultancy services help make that a reality for the many researchers, universities, and institutions we work with in the UK and internationally. 


We understand the challenges today’s researchers face in identifying pathways to impact and communicating the outcomes. Our impact training equips them with the tools, techniques, and confidence to generate meaningful social and economic impact from their research.

We also work with academics and senior teams to deliver strategic impact support, build a positive research culture, develop effective impact monitoring and evaluation, and achieve REF results.


Walcott Communications was born out of a need for a straightforward approach to communication and knowledge exchange that helps to build the skills of researchers in the higher education sector. Our founder, Saskia Walcott is a pioneer provider of impact training in the UK. Our team and the services we offer have grown to support the impact lifecycle, informed by our collective experience as academics, research specialists, and communications professionals and shaped by the needs of our clients. 


From academia to large charitable organisations, and from life sciences to the arts and humanities, we take the time to understand the unique impact needs of our clients. We value collaboration and will work with you to ensure that the strategies, frameworks and solutions we develop make the best use of your resources and deliver sustainable impact results for your organisation.

Walcott Communications supports academic researchers to connect their research insights with the people and organisations that can successfully use and apply that knowledge.

Saskia Walcott, CEO & Founder Walcott Communications Ltd

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CEO & Founder

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Senior Impact Consultant

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VA to Saskia Walcott

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Senior Impact Consultant

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Senior Impact Consultant

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Business Manager

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Digital Marketing Manager

Meet our team


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Associate Consultant

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