Interdisciplinary Research: What are the Opportunities and Challenges?

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PhDs are increasingly interdisciplinary with research across subject areas and sometimes with supervisors from different departments.

Interdisciplinary research can be stimulating, ground-breaking and problem-solving. But it can be also challenging: exploring unfamiliar territories, learning new methodologies, working across multiple subject areas, supervisors from different disciplines, publication routes and your post-PhD career.

Come and share your experiences of interdisciplinary research with a panel of experienced academics and current students.

Meet your PhD peers across the university – and the drinks and food are on us.

This seminar is organised by and for Doctoral students at QMUL and the University of London

Speakers: 

DanDr Dan McQuillan is Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing at Goldsmiths University of London. His current research focuses on the potential of citizen science for social transformation. He is co-founder of Social innovation Camp which brings together ideas, people and digital tools to prototype solutions to social problems in just 48 hours. His prior experience includes a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics, community work people with learning disabilities and mental health issues, creating Multikulti (a multilingual website run by asylum seekers & refugees), heading Amnesty International’s delegation to the UN’s Internet Governance Forum, and co-founding London. (Photo credit: Goldsmiths)

Sophie HopeDr Sophie Hope’s practice-based research investigates the relationships between art and society. Current work includes hosting dinners about art and politics in 1984; exploring physical relationships to immaterial labour and mapping inceptions of socially engaged art. She teaches in the Film, Media and Cultural Studies Department at Birkbeck, University of London.

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