The national and international funding landscape increasingly prioritises multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary research projects. While the benefits to research impact are often significant, working with colleagues and stakeholders across disciplines can present additional challenges and complexities that require creative problem-solving.
Alternative perspectives of how to reframe current research approaches and pursue new threads of thought can lead to effective – if not surprising – results. When was the last time you were pushed outside of your research comfort zone?
This event will challenge your perceptions of how you approach research. Co-hosted with Schumacher College, the opening keynote talk from their Deep Ecology Research Fellow, Dr Stephan Harding & Senior Lecturer, Dr Andy Letcher, sets the tone for a deliberately provocative session to explore ideas through discussion.
After exploring the importance, risks and benefits of transdisciplinary research, you’ll hear others share their experiences of tackling challenges in their disciplines with consideration for how similar methods or solutions may benefit your own work.
Through focusing on sharing best practice and lessons learned, you’ll be able to explore approaches to collaborative problem-solving that transcends disciplines, offering the opportunity to form new connections and reinforce existing links with academics and partner organisations.
This event will be hybrid-delivery, meaning it will take place in-person and be streamed online. The event can be joined online via Zoom for the talks from 14:15 – 15:45 only. Unfortunately the roundtable discussions will not be available for online attendees. Please select if you will be attending in-person or online during booking.
The event will most benefit anyone working on or contributing to complex research projects. This includes researchers from all disciplines and stages of career looking to further their trans-disciplinary working, particularly those with an interest in future REF submissions and upcoming grant proposals. It will also benefit those from partner organisations looking to create or strengthen collaboration opportunities with the University’s academic community.