Methodological Innovations Conference 2017

25 May 2017 

The interdisciplinary Methodological Innovations Conference took place on 25 May 2017 showcasing contemporary, collaborative and creative approaches to research questions.

The conference offered a unique opportunity to debate current and future issues of relevance, with delegates drawn from different disciplines and professional areas.

The keynote presentation entitled: ‘Working towards an antidote to anti-ageing’ was given by Professor Jayne Raisborough, School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Leeds Becket University.

The programme included contributions from academics, practitioners and postgraduates under the following streams:

  • Creative, visual and auto/biography
  • Collaborative and participatory approaches
  • Patient/participant experience

The Poet Laureate for Plymouth Thom Boulton, also known as Blaidh Nemorlith was in attendance throughout the day and his performance at the conference close drew on some of the things he had heard. Thom is also a primary teacher at Plaistow Hill Infants and Nursery School in St Budeaux and has been writing contemporary poetry for twelve years. He credits his polificity to his love of words and his interest in the world.  

Tim Francis, a Plymouth University research masters student in theatre and performance collaborated with Thom on Jayne Raisborough's keynote presentation. He has been writing poetry all year during lectures and seminars to help digest the information and inspiration in a more lateral way of thinking.