Dr Kay Lakin is an impact and evaluation professional with experience in Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL), and research impact assessment within third and public sector organisations. In her current role as an Evaluation and Impact Manager based at the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coording and Centre (NETSCC), Kay has been involved in a number of research impact assessments and tool developments to help the NIHR demonstrate the difference it makes to the research it funds, supports and enables.