Academic disciplines have different linguistic norms, progression requirements and cultures. Collaborative research projects are smoother, more productive and fruitful when these differences are understood by all parties.
The aim of this workshop was to define a fundable focus area for research into an area that brought economics, life sciences and the humanities together to ultimately inform government policy. The day was designed to first ensure that the group was cohesive over scope, intent and vocabulary, and then to devise projects and narrow them down to those that were fundable and achievable. By the end of the workshop, the group had a deeper understanding of interdisciplinary research, and had arrived at two potential large project outlines, and a number of possible smaller projects.
“This was very insightful.”
“We achieved a lot – and I learned a lot”