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Creativity as methodology: Thriving during periods of change and uncertainty

Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15


Hall 2b

This session will offer attendees the opportunity to engage in conversations surrounding the future of Research Administration and Management during periods of change and uncertainty. Representing three research-intensive universities, with diverse organisational structures and research priorities, Pascale, Paul, and Elizabeth will begin the session with a short introduction by way of sharing their experiences of working in Research Administration and the current opportunities to develop strategies for managing change and resilience.

The main portion of the session will involve a group activity that encourages attendees to share their views of working in this field and then to explore the concept of creativity as a methodological approach to Research Administration and Management. Each group will have a set of questions to help guide their dialogue, and the session leaders will move between groups to facilitate these discussions. Finally, each group will be able to present their top 3 thoughts/ideas on ways in which we can ensure our profession is ambitious, agile, and forward-thinking. The session will conclude with a brief wrap-up, bringing together the key points raised in the group discussions. Results of the group conversations will be collated by the session leads and shared with attendees following the conference.

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Presented by:

Dr Elizabeth Penner - Research Development Officer, University of Sussex

Dr Paul Davidson - Grant Applications Manager, LSE

Pascale Fanning-Tichborne - Strategic Research Facilitator, University College London


Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Date: 17th June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:15
Room: Hall 2b