Institute for Sustainability

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Interdisciplinary approaches to research

Date/Time: 3 May 2016, 2-4pm

Venue: The Key Building, Science Central

The Institute for Sustainability endeavours to support excellent, interdisciplinary, sustainability research.

We would like to invite researchers to share their experiences of multi-disciplinary to interdisciplinary sustainability research with a peer group of sustainability researchers based across 3 faculties at NU. It is anticipated that the output of the session will include a position statement on Interdisciplinary approaches to Sustainability research at Newcastle.

Structure: Interdisciplinary approaches to research

  • Why is IfS interested in Interdisciplinary approaches? – Lynsay Blake 
  • Disciplines and Interdisciplinary – Simin Davoudi 

Reflection on project approach

  • The Upcycled Café: exploring attitudes to waste - Ben Bridgens & Mark Powell 
  • Bio-informing Urban Gardening – Claire Walsh & External organisation 
  • Can protected areas be sustainably developed? – Liz Oughton & Mark Whittingham Newcastle Allotments Biomonitoring Study – Lindsey Bramwell & external organisation

Panel: Reflection – Simin Davoudi (Chair)

Group discussion – Simin Davoudi (Chair)

Summary and Next steps – Amy Brown

This will take place on 3 May from 2-4pm, The Key Building, Firebrick Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TQ

To take part in this discussion register here http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=9971