Arts Professional and Social Studies Research Day



More than 120 colleagues gathered to share knowledge and outputs at the Arts, Professional and Social Studies Research Day.

Held at the Bluecoat Arts Centre, it was a hugely successful day and united researchers from the faculty with staff from RIS, Libraries, Impact and Engagement and for the first time - PGR students.

Financial Times writer Brian Groom was the keynote speaker, a leading expert on British regional and national affairs and author of Northerners, a Waterstones History Book of the Year.

Among this year’s research highlights were presentations by:

  • Dr Helena Gosling and Professor Sarah Maclennan on access to HE for students with criminal records.
  • Professor Simone Kreuger-Bridge and Finlay Gordon on the value of cathedral choirs in the 21st century.
  • Dr Joane Knowles on the cross fertilisation of TV and magazine culture in the 1970s and 80s
  • Dr Andre Keil on the slow transition from war to peace after the armistice of 1918.
  • Dr Sue Kay-Flowers on empowering children in coping with their parents’ separation
  • Louise Rimmer (PhD researcher) on ‘telling the terrorist’s story, an examination through creative writing or how a person is radicalised into violence.
  • Dr JP Maxwell’s book Water Street which explores the influence Liverpool had on the United States in the 1860s.

Gemma Reed (RIS) gave a useful introduction to public engagement and how we can use it to improve research outcomes, with her colleague Emily Walker talking colleagues through the measurement of impact for REF2029. Cath Dishman and Kath Stephan (Libraries presented on metrics to demonstrate research and open access publishing.



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