The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union has thrown the world of science and innovation into great uncertainty on both sides of the channel. The ramifications of Brexit are still unknown, but it is certain to affect jobs, funding and collaborations for decades to come. On the eve of Europe Day 2017, EuroScience,Academia Europaeaand the Royal Institution with support from Elsevier have come together to hold a summit for scientists, policymakers and key influencers to debate the wide-ranging consequences of this historic decision.
Location: Room C/O.13, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
Interdisciplinarity has developed in many areas of science and research over the past half-century, as diverse disciplines increasingly work together to provide new insights into multifaceted research questions and to address complex policy areas.
At the same time, interdisciplinarity presents a series of challenges. It requires time, commitment and leadership skills to run new forms of collaboration. There are calls for fresh approaches to evaluation and publication to take account of interdisciplinary research.
What are the critical issues? What are the possible solutions?
Our lunchtime debate features a panel with expertise in interdisciplinarity, who will share their views and experience. There will be an opportunity for the audience to participate with their questions and comments.
Confirmed Speakers to date:
Dr. Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy and Health Policy, HEFCE
Dr. Ian Viney, Director of Strategic Evaluation and Impact, MRC Head Office
Professor Nicholas Pidgeon, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Professor Nicky Priaulx, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
Professor Cathy Holt, School of Engineering, Cardiff University
The panel will be chaired by Professor Ole Petersen (School of Biosciences), who is Academic Director of the Cardiff Hub and Vice-President of Academia Europaea.