Students Staff

18 May 2015

Workshops to help make sure your research connects with the right people

Filed under: Research impact, What's on — Communications Office @ 1:25 pm
Victoria and Albert Museum How to Guide

How to guides were developed as part of the Disobedient Objects exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, co-curated by Dr Gavin Grindon, which were used by protesters around the world.

Workshops are being held to help our academic staff and research students identify the best way of engaging with key audiences.

Those attending will hear from Essex academics sharing their experiences and also get insights from leading organisations and companies.

Engaging the Public with Research will be held from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday 27 May at Wivenhoe House hotel on our Colchester Campus.

Engaging with the Private Sector will be held from 1.30pm to 4.15pm at Wivenhoe House on Tuesday 9 June.

The workshops are being organised through Essex’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), part of a nationwide strategy to support research organisations to accelerate the impact of research.

The Engaging the Public with Research workshop programme includes Claire Jones, Research Associate at KCL, and former Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Leeds. Professor David Smith from the Coral Reef Research Unit at Essex will talk about involving the public in research, while Dr Lina Hakim will discuss her work  as Andrew Mellon Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Dr Gavin Grindon, Lecturer in Art History at Essex, will discuss his work as curator of the exhibition Disobedient Objects at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Engaging with the Private Sector workshop will feature Dr Steve Glowinkowski, Founder and CEO of Glowinkowski International Ltd, and Dr Kali Demes, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, Glowinkowski International Ltd, talking about the company’s successful partnership with Essex. Other speakers will include Dr Abhijit Sengupta from Essex Business School and Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier, Director of Research at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and co-founder of spin-out companies UltraSoC Technologies Ltd Metrarc Ltd. A panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Geoff Wood, Dean of Essex Business School.

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