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Sue Gilligan

Sue is Deputy Director and Manager of the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS). IAS runs programmes to catalyse new multi-disciplinary ideas, with the support to test and grow ‘blue-skies’ thinking, as well as offering visiting fellowship programmes for distinguished and early career researchers.Sue’s training and background is in theatre management as a stage and company manager with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Her varied experience at UoB includes roles as Production Manager in the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts and Operations Manager in the University’s College of Arts and Law.


Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 17:00


Meeting Room 2b

Cultures of Multi-disciplinarity: Catalysing, developing and supporting research that spans disciplines

The drive for multidisciplinary research (MDR) is of increasing importance across the research landscape, with funding applications, REF and Public Engagement all giving special consideration to research that spans academic disciplines. However, achieving a vibrant multidisciplinary environment is challenging with cultural, structural and logistical barriers that must be surmounted in order to build effective collaborations. […]

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Speakers: David Evans, Dr Zoe Bolton, Dr Caitriona Curtis, Sue Gilligan
Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all