02 March 2010

Seminar 5 details

London Knowledge Lab
23-29 Emerald Street
London WC1N 3QS

Date and time
2 March 2010

About the seminar
The seminar on 2 March 2010 followed the pattern of our previous events in combining strategic overviews of key issues in the modern doctorate and case studies of particular forms of research practice. Again key themes were the kinds of knowledge created by research and how they can best be represented. The selection of participants was designed to give insights across discipline boundaries.

We were very fortunate to have leading the speakers Prof. Chris Rust, coauthor of the important AHRC Review of Practice-Led Research 2007, who is widely published on themes of tacit knowledge and the nature of design. Dr. Mine Dogantan-Dack considered practice-as-research in music performance; an internationally respected musician, she has recently directed an AHRC project, Alchemy, rooted in rehearsal and performance with the Marmara Trio. Dr. Anna Milsom completed her PhD in translation at Middlesex University with a highly innovative multimedia approach to representing her research knowledge.

Dr. Catherine Hill continued our theme from a previous seminar, considering professional doctorates as well as the PhD. She has a particular interest in enquiry which occurs in and for advanced level practice and which has effective action rather than published output as its main aim. Dr. Kristina Niedderer offered us a framework for the relationship between research methods, knowledge, and that so-tricky concept, rigour. Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns researches collaboration, engagement, and the design process. He had particular insights to offer in interdisciplinary studies, such as PhDs which veer towards the arts but which are located and examined in a science and engineering faculty. He contributes to a major EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre.

The speakers
Prof. Chris Rust
Professor of Design
Director, Sheffield Institute of Arts
Head of Art and Design Department
Sheffield Hallam University

Dr. Mine Dogantan-Dack
Research Fellow
Chair of Music Research Group
Music Department
Middlesex University

Dr. Anna Milsom
Senior Lecturer in Applied Translation
London Metropolitan University

Dr. Kristina Niedderer
Reader in Design and Applied Arts
Chair of Material Design and Applied Art Research Group
School of Art and Design
University of Wolverhampton

Dr. Catherine Hill
Programme leader, Professional Doctorate
Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Sheffield Hallam University

Dr. Nick Bryan-Kinns
Centre for Digital Music
and IMC Research Group
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science,
Queen Mary, University of London

The series is led by Prof. Richard Andrews at the Institute of Education.

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