Conducting Interdisciplinary Research Workshop
Monday 18th June 2012
10:00-13:00 (including lunch from 12:30)
Teaching Grid, 2nd Floor, Library
This event has been designed to provide attendees with first-hand knowledge for conducting collaborative research by giving them the chance to listen to, and interact with, more experienced members of academic staff who have conducted these kinds of research projects. The main points that presenters will address are the benefits of collaboration as they perceive them to be, how to effectively operationalize collaborative research with people from other disciplines, what the challenges are and how to overcome them.
This event will be interactive in style and attendees will therefore get a chance to ask their more experienced colleagues the questions about the issues that are most relevant to them.
The event is aimed at researchers from Social Sciences and other faculties, with the focus being on researchers from Social Science. The term ‘researcher’ here is being used in its broadest sense. So as well as Post-Docs and early career researchers we want also to attract the attention of more senior academic colleagues who have not had the experience of working collaboratively with someone from another discipline but are thinking of doing so.
Michael Waterson has been Professor of Economics since 1991. Previously, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Reading and he has also taught at the universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Sydney. His research interests are mainly within the area of industrial economics, including the economics of retailing and the development of competition in energy industries. He is a member of the UK Competition Commission and has significant experience in working with various bodies outside academia, from economics consultancies to the House of Lords.
Nick Chater joined WBS in 2010, after holding chairs in psychology at Warwick and then at UCL. He has over 200 publications, has won four national awards for psychological research, and has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science. He was elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2010. Nick advises government and the private sector on behavioural change.
Keith Richards is an associate professor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick (UK). His main research interests lie in the area of professional interaction, with a particular focus on aspects of collaborative talk and identity. His publications include Qualitative Inquiry in TESOL (2003), Applying Conversation Analysis (edited with Paul Seedhouse, 2005), Language and Professional Identity (2006), Professional Encounters in TESOL: Discourses of Teachers in Teaching (edited with Sue Garton, 2008) and Research Methods for Applied Language Studies (with Steven Ross and Paul Seedhouse, 2011).
Seongsook Choi joined the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick (UK) in August 2009. Previously, she taught theoretical Linguistics (syntax, semantics) at SOAS, University of London and at the University of Sussex. Her current research interests lie in the area of professional interaction. More specifically she is interested in capturing interactional dynamics of the discourse of interdisciplinary research project meetings both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Malcolm MacDonald is an associate professor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick (UK). His main research interests lie in institutional discourse, with particular interest in security discourse and medical discourse; and intercultural communication, with particular interest in intercultural ethics. Malcolm has published widely in journals such as Discourse and Society and Critical Inquiry in Language Studies. He is also editor of the SSCI listed journal Language and Intercultural Communication.
Sue Wharton is an associate professor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK. Her research interests lie in the areas of genre analysis and critical discourse analysis. Her recent journal publications involve work on bureaucratic texts, media texts, reflective writing, statistics writing, and genre identification in corpora. She teaches text & discourse analysis and functional grammar, and supervises research students working on written language analysis.