- How do universities progress policy and action in the clean growth agenda?
- How do we ensure a resilient, future-ready NHS?
- What role do the Arts have in achieving greater research impact?
- Dr Rita Gardner, Chief Executive of the Academy of Social Sciences;
- Michael Lewis, CEO of E.ON UK;
- Sir Harry Studholme, former chairman of the UK Forestry Commission; and
- members of UK Government.
24 June – 1 July 2022
Net Zero Carbon: from policy to action, 24 June
Searching for systems synergies between research, industry and policy to achieve net zero carbon emissions.
Making landscapes healthy, 27 June
Establishing the South West as leaders in sustainable and regenerative agriculture through technology and expertise.
Novel sensor networks: from catchment to deep sea, 27 June
Advancing technology to solve research challenges.
Levelling up: what about coastal communities?, 28 June
Provoking dialogue to connect policy and academia in tackling issues facing those on the periphery.
SHAPEing the conversation around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 29 June
The importance of collaboration with arts, humanities and social sciences in tackling global challenges.
[Postponed] Perspectives on complexity, 29 June
Rethink how you approach complex research challenges.
The future-ready health system, 30 June
Improving the wellbeing and retention of the healthcare workforce and revitalising health systems.
A solutions-focused, whole-system approach
At the University of Plymouth, when we talk of a systems-thinking approach, it is one of understanding and improving complex issues by viewing and addressing the whole of the problem. Typically scientists – natural and social – may come together with health, arts and humanities researchers, government, industry and communities, to address local to global challenges alongside national and international policy. The University's Centre for Systems Thinking: Ocean, Land and Society brings together an unrivalled critical mass of catchment-coast-ocean expertise from across the University’s Strategic Research Institutes to do just this.
Research Festival 2022 is an opportunity to articulate and showcase how the University of Plymouth is a front-runner in systems-thinking approaches to solutions-oriented research. It also provides a platform for you to connect with others to foster or nurture collaborative partnerships, whether you are already working in alignment with systems-thinking or aspire to strengthening your transdisciplinary working.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.
Images of Research 2022
The University’s Doctoral College invites postgraduate research students and research staff to submit an eye-catching photographic image and interpretation for the Images of Research competition, as part of the Research Festival 2022.
Lolita Singh, 2021 winner Best photographic image: Postgraduate Research Student category
Previous Research Festivals
Public Research Programme
The year-long programme of public events showcases our research across a spectrum of topics. It presents the Inaugural Professorial Lecture series which celebrates the achievements of our academics who have been awarded their professorship; providing a platform for which they can share insights into their esteemed research.