The Exeter Science Exchange:trading ideas to promote multi-disciplinary collaboration

Lead Research Organisation: University of Exeter
Department Name: Engineering Computer Science and Maths

Abstract

The generation and exchange of ideas are two vital components necessary for successful academic research - it is hard to imagine one without the other! While academic management is traditionally organised on research thematic or departmental lines, and this is clearly an efficient way of ensuring effective exchange of ideas within research groups with a common agenda, it often forms a barrier to development of really novel research ideas that may come from 'left field' combinations of quite different disciplines. Even when these potentially ground-breaking complementarities are identified in different research areas, it is often hard to find the initial funding to pump-prime its development, and researchers will tend to fall back to less risky but familar areas of research endeavour.This proposal is to set up the Exeter Science Exchange (ESE), a coherent and directed institutional programme of activities designed to support new and innovative research collaborations across traditional discipline boundaries. These collaborations will link the rapidly expanding research base in Engineering and Physical Sciences research (EPS) with excellent research in both Life and Environmental Sciences (LES) and the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) at Exeter. In the same way as a stock exchange is a central, recognised and regulated venue for the trading of company stocks and shares for profit, so the ESE will consist of a central, recognised and organised physical and virtual space for the 'trading of ideas' across the LES - LES - HASS spectrum for intellectual profit and societal impact. The Exchange will enable interdisciplinary groups to co-habit the same real space (on campus) from time-to-time and the same virtual space all the time allowing the creation of shared identities and bringing about a new level of understanding across discipline boundaries. It will also provide a platform for knowledge management and the sharing of best practice.The Exchange will offer four linked strands of activity; the first three (communication, innovation and policy) are aimed at sparking interest and engagement across crucial boundaries areas, and the fourth strand (development) is aimed at providing a mechanism to develop the most promising of these ideas up to a level that they can be supported by more traditional mechanisms (grant applications, joint PhD students). It will provide a forum for ideas trading that will be available to all and has as wide a remit as possible, making connections between topics as diverse as climate modelling and materials science to maritime history and archaeology.Our initial focus will be on fostering collaboration based on institutional Science Strategy topics: Climate change and sustainable futures, systems biology, extrasolar planets and functional materials, however we will encourage engagement of a very wide range of researchers at Exeter, and will aim to develop and widen existing multi-disciplinary research within the University. We aim to draw on the expertise of a wide range of senior academics across the university who will assist in focusing the Exchange towards promising emerging areas, and in evaluating applications for pump-priming funding.

Planned Impact

We have invited two key partners to be members of the Management Board and we expect them both to contribute to our creative journey and to benefit from the research generated through the formation of multi-disciplinary teams. IBM seeks to be involved in the project as a means to inform their strategic plans to deliver substantive progress in key scientific and social challenges such as climate change and energy issues. The South West of England RDA joins as a substantial user of outputs to gather information and guidance on a broad range of regionally significant social and economic opportunities and policy which has bearing on their many stakeholders in business, government and the region. Other beneficiaries will depend on exactly which specific projects are developed at the Exchange. These are not pre-determined at this stage but, based on initial ideas, might include water companies, local authorities, the Environment Agency and insurance companies, consulting engineers, civil engineering contractors and port developers, engineering design/manufacturing companies, arts councils and museums the National Trust and English Heritage. Impacts range from improved processes and products to better-informed and improved policies. The Exeter Science Exchange (ESE) team brings together a wide range of senior colleagues who have considerable experience working with stakeholders and who will engage them to support the project's main strands and research themes. In this respect the ESE's engagement with beneficiaries will commence at the outset of the project and when research themes are being formulated in detail. The ESE will build new relationships with companies who form part of existing research consortia or who are involved in projects such as KTPs. The engagement with IBM, will be particularly novel as we propose to exploit the knowledge and talent of Exeter alumni within the organisation who hold positions of influence or have specific technical expertise, to engage with the ESE across its strands and research themes in a mentoring role. If this proves successful we will extend this means of collaboration to other stakeholders. The ESE's main strands of activities each consist of a series of events and activities that bring groups together in novel ways. For example, we will work specifically with the requirements of policy makers, in a process that matches policy requirements with academic research. In addition, a condition of pump-primed funding for all Exchange-sponsored research will be the requirement to consider the likely impacts of research in detail at the outset. The ESE's dissemination strategy seeks to provide information about the Exchange through new and regular media tools, by engaging with sector based societies and organisations through the project's web-based infrastructure and by presentations of the senior academic team and project leaders in scientific conferences. The end-of-project conference is important, as it focuses as on deliverables of the project both in terms of ideas and early results and their implications for stakeholders. Finally, the ESE will utilise University's Research and Knowledge Transfer team to provide assistance in event organisation, setting up IP and licensing agreements, provision of good practice in stakeholder engagement, horizon-scanning for relevant funding opportunities and media engagement.

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Butler D (2013) Exchanging ideas in International Innovation

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Christopher Coenen (Author) (2013) STS Policy Interactions, Technology Assessment and the Governance of Technovisionary Sciences in Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies Vol 9, No 2 (2013): 3-20

 
Description Bridging the Gaps: the Exeter Science Exchange (BTG) successfully created a physical and virtual environment for researchers to come together to trade ideas, find inspiration and form new partnerships. The University of Exeter had already started to break down barriers between disciplines with the launch of our interdisciplinary Science Strategy in 2008 and the formation of Colleges, recognising that finding solutions to the major challenges facing society today requires an innovative and interdisciplinary approach. Bridging the Gaps allowed us to develop and embed this interdisciplinary culture.



We held over 80 varied events, from small focussed workshops to residential retreats, on a wide range of themes. Staff found these opportunities to take time out from their busy schedules to meet those from other parts of the University they would not otherwise have encountered extremely valuable, providing a forum to promote exchange of ideas and stimulate joint working and facilitating communication and networking between disciplines - hence building social capital as a foundation for future collaborative research.



Our development fund then provided flexible pump-priming funding for 68 new interdisciplinary projects involving 166 academics from across the University, allowing many innovative new collaborations to be piloted. The scheme allowed more risk-taking than with traditional funding routes, as it was recognised from the outset that not all projects would succeed, and gave early career researchers experience of applying for and managing projects. However, we also provided valued practical support to maximise the chances of success and to encourage progress. Such pump-priming funding is increasingly difficult for academics to find so they greatly appreciated the chance to 'test the waters' of a new collaboration and carry out some relatively low cost exploration of novel areas, for example producing pilot data or working up ideas for funding proposals and publications. Many of these collaborations are continuing to develop, notably the Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications (ExIStA - 250+ members) and Exeter Imaging Network.



The policy strand of the project held events and led to two successful applications to the Royal Society's MP Pairing scheme, with both Annette Plaut (Physics) and Katrina Wyatt (Medical School) shadowing MP Ben Bradshaw to gain insights into how policy decisions are made and Ben Bradsaw visiting the University to experience research first hand. Our Innovation Strand involved workshops exploring how research ideas can be translated into products, processes and services with economic, societal or environmental impact.

Our project management team played an important role in delivering a cross-university awareness-raising programme and matching academics to potential collaborators in other disciplines, as well as providing managing and facilitating activities and projects. We provided training workshops for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to instil an interdisciplinary approach in the next generation of academics. A small amount of pump-priming funding was also allocated to a competition for PhD student-led projects. An independent evaluation of BTG produced a summary report and full report, which highlighted the project's lasting legacy in expanding people's interdisciplinary networks and culture change.



We created and encouraged the use of a virtual research environment for funded researchers to work in by: setting up an Elgg network for virtual networking, collaboration and file sharing; exploring the use of Second Life; setting up a wiki; and maintaining a blog. However, the virtual research environment did not achieve the potential hoped for. We found that this was because academics strongly prefer for face-to-face interaction, particularly in the early stages of a new collaboration. If they do use a virtual environment, they tend to use existing social networking sites that they are familiar with. Virtual environments do have potential in some areas of research, and we funded a project that is successfully studying the social psychology of violence using fully immersive virtual environments.



The independent evaluation of our project concluded that the project had been very successful in achieving its aims, having successfully initiated and facilitated numerous interdisciplinary collaborations, many of which are still ongoing, or are waiting for decisions on collaborative grant applications. It has brought people together from different disciplines within the University, often individuals who previously would not have had the opportunity to meet and share ideas.



Interviews with participants confirmed that interdisciplinary collaboration can be difficult and collaborators need to be prepared to be open to fresh ideas, be patient in agreeing a common language between disciplines and have respect for a discipline other than their own. However, the personal rewards can be enormously enriching and can broaden an individual's way of thinking as well as broadening their network of working relationships. The evaluation suggested that BTG is likely to have a lasting legacy at Exeter because of these networks established at the various workshops, retreats and through pump-primed interdisciplinary research projects. There is also a considerable accumulated competence around organising and supporting these activities.



Interdisciplinary collaboration takes time and both the direct and indirect outputs of BTG and the collaborations it has initiated and facilitated will continue to be seen over many years, both through the continued escalation of multidisciplinary networks and the novel and creative thinking that these networks foster, as well as through successful funding awards and the positive impact on society, the economy and science that the findings of such research will undoubtedly achieve. Sustainability of this activity will be ensured by continued funding by the University of BTG activities.



(Note - this report incorporates the outputs of our £100k additional funding).
Exploitation Route Our evaluation provided useful insights into how to make interdisciplinary collaboration work well, which could be applied in other contexts. Several projects we funded involved collaboration with non-academic organisations and will potentially lead to impact in diverse areas such as medical diagnostics, bone health, biosensors, treatment of pain, eye tracking, tree health, auxetic materials, wave energy, decision-making in project management, biologging and mining impacts.



The Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications is now a vibrant and self-sustaining community of 250+ statisticians and users of statistics from a broad range of backgrounds, including many regional public and private sector organisations.



Interaction with our local MP has helped to raise awareness in the University of how research can be translated to policy, and our MP's awareness of the our research. Our workshops on innovation and impact helped our academics to explore how research ideas can be translated into products, processes and services with economic, societal or environmental impact.
Links with non-academic partners through several or our projects (e.g. through the BioE bioengineering initiative) may lead to exploitation in future.
Sectors Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Other

URL http://www.exeter.ac.uk/btg/
 
Description This funding programme aimed at bridging gaps between disciplines rather than specifically generating socio-economic impact.
 
Description MP Pairing Scheme 2012
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description MP Pairing scheme 2013
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Tree Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Murray Grant invited to be Expert Panel Member for DEFRA Tree Health & Biosecurity Initiative and participated in the Ash Dieback Summit run by the Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. David Studholme gave keynote address at launch of Phase 1 of the BBSRC/DEFRA Tree Health & Biosecurity Initiative. Target Audience: Government Department
 
Description @qua
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
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Start 06/2011 
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Description Additive nanomanufacturing via probe-based pick-and-place nanoparticle assembly
Amount £1,238,510 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J018694/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2018
 
Description Advanced fish model systems for understanding biological effects of metal oxide nanomaterials
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2011 
End 12/2011
 
Description An Open Consortium for Molecular Understanding of Ash Dieback Disease (NORNEX Project)
Amount £2,400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BBS/E/J/000CA523 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 08/2015
 
Description Can a wrist worn accelerometer accurately classify sedentary and light intensity physical activity
Amount £3,496 (GBP)
Organisation University of Exeter 
Sector Academic/University
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Description Characterization and Ecotoxicology of metal/metal Oxide Nanomaterials in the aquatic Environment
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Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
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Start 06/2012 
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Description Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) seed corn funding
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) 
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Start 01/2011 
 
Description Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) seed corn funding
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) 
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Start 06/2011 
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Description Consortium for Manufactured Nanomaterial Bioavailability &Environmental Exposure (nanoBEE)
Amount £203,128 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/H013172/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
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Start 06/2011 
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Description Contagion: transforming social analysis and method
Amount £186,578 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L003112/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description Contagion: transforming social analysis and method
Amount £186,578 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L003112/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description Development of plant-based hydrogen peroxide YFP nanosensors targeted to multiple sub-cellular locations
Amount £198,296 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/I020004/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2011 
End 11/2014
 
Description EU-TRACE (European Trans-disciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering)
Amount £69,333 (GBP)
Funding ID 306395 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2012 
End 06/2014
 
Description EU-TRACE (European Trans-disciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering)
Amount £69,333 (GBP)
Funding ID 306395 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2012 
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Description Ecotoxicology of cerium oxide nanoparticles in aquatic invertebrates
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 06/2012
 
Description Ecotoxicology of metal oxide nanoparticles in a sediment dwelling invertebrate
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2011 
End 12/2011
 
Description Ecotoxicology test protocols for zinc oxide and Cerium oxide nanoparticles
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2010 
End 06/2010
 
Description NanoMile: Engineered nanomaterials mechanisms of interaction with living systems and the environment: a universal framework for safe nanotechnology
Amount £530,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 310451 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description NanoMile: Engineered nanomaterials mechanisms of interaction with living systems and the environment: a universal framework for safe nanotechnology
Amount £530,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 310451 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description Performing Pain
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2011 
End 12/2011
 
Description Performing Pain
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2011 
End 06/2011
 
Description Q-step
Amount £1,400,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2018
 
Description QNano:A pan European infrastructure for quality in nanomaterial safety Testing
Amount £220,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 262163 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2011 
End 06/2011
 
Description QNano:A pan European infrastructure for quality in nanomaterial safety Testing
Amount £220,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 262163 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2011 
End 06/2012
 
Description SARASWATI: Supporting consolidation, replication and up-scaling of sustainable EU FP7 award (Supporting consolidation, replication and up-scaling of sustainable wastewater treatment and reuse technologies for India
Amount £248,952 (GBP)
Funding ID 308672 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description Sym-biology: The Arts of Living Together
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Exeter 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 06/2013
 
Description Systematics Research Fund award
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation Linnean Society of London 
Department Systematics Research Fund
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2013
 
Description Systematics Research Fund award
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation Linnean Society of London 
Department Systematics Research Fund
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 12/2013
 
Description Transforming Social Science - Contagion additional funding
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description Transforming Social Science - Contagion additional funding
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 06/2015
 
Description Vascular aspects of cognitive impairment and dementia
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Mary Kinross Charitable Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2014
 
Description Vascular aspects of cognitive impairment and dementia
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Mary Kinross Charitable Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 06/2014
 
Description A Prototype, Graphene-Based, Electrochemical Sensor for Sepsis Biomarkers 
Organisation Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC)
Department South West UK Paediatric Burn Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Bioengineering (BioE) award with Cardiff, bringing together expertise in electrochemical sensing and graphene at Exeter, ELISA assays and protein labelling at Bath, and the expertise of the South West paediatric burns service.
Start Year 2011
 
Description A Prototype, Graphene-Based, Electrochemical Sensor for Sepsis Biomarkers 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bioengineering (BioE) award with Cardiff, bringing together expertise in electrochemical sensing and graphene at Exeter, ELISA assays and protein labelling at Bath, and the expertise of the South West paediatric burns service.
Start Year 2011
 
Description A Prototype, Graphene-Based, Electrochemical Sensor for Sepsis Biomarkers 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bioengineering (BioE) award with Cardiff, bringing together expertise in electrochemical sensing and graphene at Exeter, ELISA assays and protein labelling at Bath, and the expertise of the South West paediatric burns service.
Start Year 2011
 
Description A novel data resource for development of holistic wave energy research 
Organisation MeyGen
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project developed an interface for access to a wave energy research database developed, which is linkable to the University website to allow end user access. Discussions on data with Crown Estates national wave and tidal knowledge network (WTKN), which showcases the data sets available in marine energy within the group on a national scale, as well as Mojo Maritime and Meygen, a leading tidal energy developer in the UK.
Start Year 2012
 
Description A novel data resource for development of holistic wave energy research 
Organisation Mojo Maritime
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project developed an interface for access to a wave energy research database developed, which is linkable to the University website to allow end user access. Discussions on data with Crown Estates national wave and tidal knowledge network (WTKN), which showcases the data sets available in marine energy within the group on a national scale, as well as Mojo Maritime and Meygen, a leading tidal energy developer in the UK.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biologging 
Organisation Falmouth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This workshop brought together undergraduate and PhD students and staff from Exeter (Life and Environmental Sciences, Environment and Sustainability Institute, Computer Sciences, Medical School) and Makernow (Falmouth University), and initiated discussions with Microsoft. A monthly 'geek meet' is planned at Penryn campus.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Biologging 
Organisation Microsoft Research
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This workshop brought together undergraduate and PhD students and staff from Exeter (Life and Environmental Sciences, Environment and Sustainability Institute, Computer Sciences, Medical School) and Makernow (Falmouth University), and initiated discussions with Microsoft. A monthly 'geek meet' is planned at Penryn campus.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Brain imaging, developmental neuroscience, and law: in search of rights-based innovative social and health care policies for young offenders 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developed a research network including several disciplines at Exeter (Medical Imaging, Law, Medical School) a range of Universities (Oxford, Imperial and Bristol), and services (Youth Offending Teams/NHS). Invited by a major prison to undertake research on injury in their young adult prisoners.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Brain imaging, developmental neuroscience, and law: in search of rights-based innovative social and health care policies for young offenders 
Organisation NHS England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developed a research network including several disciplines at Exeter (Medical Imaging, Law, Medical School) a range of Universities (Oxford, Imperial and Bristol), and services (Youth Offending Teams/NHS). Invited by a major prison to undertake research on injury in their young adult prisoners.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Brain imaging, developmental neuroscience, and law: in search of rights-based innovative social and health care policies for young offenders 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developed a research network including several disciplines at Exeter (Medical Imaging, Law, Medical School) a range of Universities (Oxford, Imperial and Bristol), and services (Youth Offending Teams/NHS). Invited by a major prison to undertake research on injury in their young adult prisoners.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Brain imaging, developmental neuroscience, and law: in search of rights-based innovative social and health care policies for young offenders 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developed a research network including several disciplines at Exeter (Medical Imaging, Law, Medical School) a range of Universities (Oxford, Imperial and Bristol), and services (Youth Offending Teams/NHS). Invited by a major prison to undertake research on injury in their young adult prisoners.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Colloaboration to address threats to tree health 
Organisation Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Workshop on Phytophthora ramorum led to collaborations with Imperial College, FERA, AFBI in N Ireland and James Hutton Institute to address threats to tree health.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Colloaboration to address threats to tree health 
Organisation Fera Science Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Workshop on Phytophthora ramorum led to collaborations with Imperial College, FERA, AFBI in N Ireland and James Hutton Institute to address threats to tree health.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Colloaboration to address threats to tree health 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Workshop on Phytophthora ramorum led to collaborations with Imperial College, FERA, AFBI in N Ireland and James Hutton Institute to address threats to tree health.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Colloaboration to address threats to tree health 
Organisation James Hutton Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Workshop on Phytophthora ramorum led to collaborations with Imperial College, FERA, AFBI in N Ireland and James Hutton Institute to address threats to tree health.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Contagion 
Organisation Animal Health And Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project explored contagion in an interdisciplinary setting and identified possible methods, data and applications which would enable an exploration of contagious processes. Thee interdisciplinary workshops were held, leading to ongoing cross-sectoral conversations, e.g. collaborations between Geography, the Medical School-led Complexity group and Biosciences. Other conversations are continuing through the University's Science, Technology and Culture theme. There is ongoing collaboration with the University of Kentucky and AHVLA on their influenza data and applications with UK government departments and the Food Standards Agency.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Contagion 
Organisation Food Standards Agency (FSA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project explored contagion in an interdisciplinary setting and identified possible methods, data and applications which would enable an exploration of contagious processes. Thee interdisciplinary workshops were held, leading to ongoing cross-sectoral conversations, e.g. collaborations between Geography, the Medical School-led Complexity group and Biosciences. Other conversations are continuing through the University's Science, Technology and Culture theme. There is ongoing collaboration with the University of Kentucky and AHVLA on their influenza data and applications with UK government departments and the Food Standards Agency.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Contagion 
Organisation Government of the UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project explored contagion in an interdisciplinary setting and identified possible methods, data and applications which would enable an exploration of contagious processes. Thee interdisciplinary workshops were held, leading to ongoing cross-sectoral conversations, e.g. collaborations between Geography, the Medical School-led Complexity group and Biosciences. Other conversations are continuing through the University's Science, Technology and Culture theme. There is ongoing collaboration with the University of Kentucky and AHVLA on their influenza data and applications with UK government departments and the Food Standards Agency.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Contagion 
Organisation University of Kentucky
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project explored contagion in an interdisciplinary setting and identified possible methods, data and applications which would enable an exploration of contagious processes. Thee interdisciplinary workshops were held, leading to ongoing cross-sectoral conversations, e.g. collaborations between Geography, the Medical School-led Complexity group and Biosciences. Other conversations are continuing through the University's Science, Technology and Culture theme. There is ongoing collaboration with the University of Kentucky and AHVLA on their influenza data and applications with UK government departments and the Food Standards Agency.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Critical Gaming 
Organisation Arizona State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New collaboration between Drama, Computer Sciences and Social Sciences to share thoughts and ideas on inter-disciplinary methodologies, plus meetings with possible collaborators from Arizona State University and University of Zurich. Dialogue initiated with the Gamification Lab in Luneburg, Germany and intend to apply for funding. focussing on practice-as-research, developing links with the industry and establishing international networks.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Critical Gaming 
Organisation Luneburg University
Department Gamification Lab
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New collaboration between Drama, Computer Sciences and Social Sciences to share thoughts and ideas on inter-disciplinary methodologies, plus meetings with possible collaborators from Arizona State University and University of Zurich. Dialogue initiated with the Gamification Lab in Luneburg, Germany and intend to apply for funding. focussing on practice-as-research, developing links with the industry and establishing international networks.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Critical Gaming 
Organisation University of Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New collaboration between Drama, Computer Sciences and Social Sciences to share thoughts and ideas on inter-disciplinary methodologies, plus meetings with possible collaborators from Arizona State University and University of Zurich. Dialogue initiated with the Gamification Lab in Luneburg, Germany and intend to apply for funding. focussing on practice-as-research, developing links with the industry and establishing international networks.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Dance intervention to improve health and well-being in sedentary females 
Organisation Central School of Ballet
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This feasibility study brought together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers (Medical Imaging, Physics, Medical School, Dance) to investigate the acceptability, compliance and persistence of a dance-based intervention and is leading to longer-term working relationships, with interest from the Central School of Ballet; Derriford hospital Healthy Bones Service, Premiership Football Academies and University of Bristol.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Dance intervention to improve health and well-being in sedentary females 
Organisation Derriford Hospital
Department Healthy Bones Department
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution This feasibility study brought together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers (Medical Imaging, Physics, Medical School, Dance) to investigate the acceptability, compliance and persistence of a dance-based intervention and is leading to longer-term working relationships, with interest from the Central School of Ballet; Derriford hospital Healthy Bones Service, Premiership Football Academies and University of Bristol.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Dance intervention to improve health and well-being in sedentary females 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This feasibility study brought together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers (Medical Imaging, Physics, Medical School, Dance) to investigate the acceptability, compliance and persistence of a dance-based intervention and is leading to longer-term working relationships, with interest from the Central School of Ballet; Derriford hospital Healthy Bones Service, Premiership Football Academies and University of Bristol.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Engineering Low Carbon Coasts 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project created a new interdisciplinary network of academic collaborators (Geography, Biosciences, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Environment and Sustainability Institute, Renewable Energy spanning Exeter, PML, Cardiff and Hitachi. An interdisciplinary workshop on June 5th 2013 brought academics from Exeter, Cardiff and PML together with stakeholders to co-create a research agenda on Low Carbon Coasts. Ongoing discussions with the Crown Estate, a key stakeholder.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Engineering Low Carbon Coasts 
Organisation Crown Estate
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project created a new interdisciplinary network of academic collaborators (Geography, Biosciences, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Environment and Sustainability Institute, Renewable Energy spanning Exeter, PML, Cardiff and Hitachi. An interdisciplinary workshop on June 5th 2013 brought academics from Exeter, Cardiff and PML together with stakeholders to co-create a research agenda on Low Carbon Coasts. Ongoing discussions with the Crown Estate, a key stakeholder.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Engineering Low Carbon Coasts 
Organisation Hitachi
Country Japan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project created a new interdisciplinary network of academic collaborators (Geography, Biosciences, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Environment and Sustainability Institute, Renewable Energy spanning Exeter, PML, Cardiff and Hitachi. An interdisciplinary workshop on June 5th 2013 brought academics from Exeter, Cardiff and PML together with stakeholders to co-create a research agenda on Low Carbon Coasts. Ongoing discussions with the Crown Estate, a key stakeholder.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Engineering Low Carbon Coasts 
Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project created a new interdisciplinary network of academic collaborators (Geography, Biosciences, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Environment and Sustainability Institute, Renewable Energy spanning Exeter, PML, Cardiff and Hitachi. An interdisciplinary workshop on June 5th 2013 brought academics from Exeter, Cardiff and PML together with stakeholders to co-create a research agenda on Low Carbon Coasts. Ongoing discussions with the Crown Estate, a key stakeholder.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Entamoeba cyst formation 
Organisation J Craig Venter Institute
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project led to a collaboration with the J. Craig Venter Institute.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Fully Immersive Virtual Environments, Machine Learning and the Social Psychology of Violence 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project initiated multidisciplinary discussions of integrating machine learning to improve avatar responses in virtual environments between Psychology and Computer Sciences. Also ongoing collaboration with UCL and Barcelona.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Fully Immersive Virtual Environments, Machine Learning and the Social Psychology of Violence 
Organisation University of Barcelona
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project initiated multidisciplinary discussions of integrating machine learning to improve avatar responses in virtual environments between Psychology and Computer Sciences. Also ongoing collaboration with UCL and Barcelona.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Hazard and risk assessment of mining-related impacts 
Organisation Babes-Bolyai University
Country Romania 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project led to strong relationships both within the University (European Centre for Environment and Human Health/ Camborne School of Mines) and with international partners (VITO, Belgium, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Geonardo Pty Ltd., Hungary).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Hazard and risk assessment of mining-related impacts 
Organisation Camborne School of Mines
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project led to strong relationships both within the University (European Centre for Environment and Human Health/ Camborne School of Mines) and with international partners (VITO, Belgium, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Geonardo Pty Ltd., Hungary).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Hazard and risk assessment of mining-related impacts 
Organisation Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project led to strong relationships both within the University (European Centre for Environment and Human Health/ Camborne School of Mines) and with international partners (VITO, Belgium, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Geonardo Pty Ltd., Hungary).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Hazard and risk assessment of mining-related impacts 
Organisation Geonardo
Country Hungary 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project led to strong relationships both within the University (European Centre for Environment and Human Health/ Camborne School of Mines) and with international partners (VITO, Belgium, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Geonardo Pty Ltd., Hungary).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Hazard and risk assessment of mining-related impacts 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department European Centre for Environment and Human Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project led to strong relationships both within the University (European Centre for Environment and Human Health/ Camborne School of Mines) and with international partners (VITO, Belgium, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Geonardo Pty Ltd., Hungary).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Identification of novel biomarkers for bladder cancer 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project from Diagnostics sandpit led to collaboration between the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, the University of Exeter Biosciences discipline and the National Institute for Health Research Exeter Clinical Research Facility.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Identification of novel biomarkers for bladder cancer 
Organisation Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project from Diagnostics sandpit led to collaboration between the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, the University of Exeter Biosciences discipline and the National Institute for Health Research Exeter Clinical Research Facility.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Imaging animal hearts 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project forged productive and ongoing collaboration with University of Manchester Imaging scientists.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Magneto optical endotoxin sensing in the diagnosis of sepsis 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bioengineering (BioE) award - forged links between Exeter and Cardiff schools with no previous history of collaboration and brought together several disciplines (chemistry, engineering, physics and clinical sciences) leading to a continuing partnership.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Pathological confirmation during endoscopic procedure 
Organisation Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project emerged from the Diagnostics sandpit and initiated a new and ongoing collaborative study with pathologists at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Remediation of Acid mine drainage 
Organisation Bangor University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Initiated ongoing multidisciplinary collaboration between Biosciences? Biocatalysis Centre Environment and Sustainability Institute, Camborne School of Mines and Renewable Energy Group, with scope to extend this collaboration into other areas. Also initiated collaboration with Manchester School of Architecture and Bangor University.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Remediation of Acid mine drainage 
Organisation Camborne School of Mines
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Initiated ongoing multidisciplinary collaboration between Biosciences? Biocatalysis Centre Environment and Sustainability Institute, Camborne School of Mines and Renewable Energy Group, with scope to extend this collaboration into other areas. Also initiated collaboration with Manchester School of Architecture and Bangor University.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Remediation of Acid mine drainage 
Organisation Manchester School of Architecture
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Initiated ongoing multidisciplinary collaboration between Biosciences? Biocatalysis Centre Environment and Sustainability Institute, Camborne School of Mines and Renewable Energy Group, with scope to extend this collaboration into other areas. Also initiated collaboration with Manchester School of Architecture and Bangor University.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Remediation of Acid mine drainage 
Organisation Renewable Energy Group
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Initiated ongoing multidisciplinary collaboration between Biosciences? Biocatalysis Centre Environment and Sustainability Institute, Camborne School of Mines and Renewable Energy Group, with scope to extend this collaboration into other areas. Also initiated collaboration with Manchester School of Architecture and Bangor University.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Remediation of Acid mine drainage 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department Biocatalysis Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Initiated ongoing multidisciplinary collaboration between Biosciences? Biocatalysis Centre Environment and Sustainability Institute, Camborne School of Mines and Renewable Energy Group, with scope to extend this collaboration into other areas. Also initiated collaboration with Manchester School of Architecture and Bangor University.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Smart Grids in Cornwall 
Organisation Cornwall Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Funded a workshop: 'Getting Smart with Energy Delivery' to advertise forthcoming opportunities for smart grid development in Cornwall and draw together interested parties - key partners are Exeter, Falmouth University, Cornwall Council. The workshop allowed identification and recording of the skills and interests of the attendees, contact to be made and to inform them about the plans. A broad discussion of the potential issues and benefits surrounding smart grid developments were explored and areas of research interest were proposed. As expected the event presented the opportunity for attendees to network, forge relationships and gather together preliminary information on research capabilities and possible research projects. It allowed the gathering of ideas for research projects and identification of those colleagues and external partners who might support them and discussed ideas for structuring future development plans.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Smart Grids in Cornwall 
Organisation Falmouth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Funded a workshop: 'Getting Smart with Energy Delivery' to advertise forthcoming opportunities for smart grid development in Cornwall and draw together interested parties - key partners are Exeter, Falmouth University, Cornwall Council. The workshop allowed identification and recording of the skills and interests of the attendees, contact to be made and to inform them about the plans. A broad discussion of the potential issues and benefits surrounding smart grid developments were explored and areas of research interest were proposed. As expected the event presented the opportunity for attendees to network, forge relationships and gather together preliminary information on research capabilities and possible research projects. It allowed the gathering of ideas for research projects and identification of those colleagues and external partners who might support them and discussed ideas for structuring future development plans.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Spatial Analysis of GPS Data 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project organised a workshop focussing on collaborative research opportunities in using GPS data for health research. It brought together experts from across the University with others from UEA, the University of Bristol, University of Montreal, INSERM (Paris) and LSHTM and has led to ongoing collaboration.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Spatial Analysis of GPS Data 
Organisation National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project organised a workshop focussing on collaborative research opportunities in using GPS data for health research. It brought together experts from across the University with others from UEA, the University of Bristol, University of Montreal, INSERM (Paris) and LSHTM and has led to ongoing collaboration.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Spatial Analysis of GPS Data 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project organised a workshop focussing on collaborative research opportunities in using GPS data for health research. It brought together experts from across the University with others from UEA, the University of Bristol, University of Montreal, INSERM (Paris) and LSHTM and has led to ongoing collaboration.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Spatial Analysis of GPS Data 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project organised a workshop focussing on collaborative research opportunities in using GPS data for health research. It brought together experts from across the University with others from UEA, the University of Bristol, University of Montreal, INSERM (Paris) and LSHTM and has led to ongoing collaboration.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Spatial Analysis of GPS Data 
Organisation University of Montreal
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project organised a workshop focussing on collaborative research opportunities in using GPS data for health research. It brought together experts from across the University with others from UEA, the University of Bristol, University of Montreal, INSERM (Paris) and LSHTM and has led to ongoing collaboration.
Start Year 2013
 
Description The relations between creativity in mathematical & biological systems, creativity as a mental process, & creativity in the social world 
Organisation Atos
Department Atos Spain
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project originated at the BTG Launch and led to strong research links between the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities that continue to flourish, with continuing active collaboration of core members of the project team. Team members have also collaborated with Cambridge University Hospitals, European Dynamics, Coventry University, Kinno Kinno, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, UE UK, City Clinic and ATOS Spain. There is ongoing collaboration under the aegis of the University's Strategic Themes ?Behavioural and Lifestyle Shifts? and "Science Technology & Culture" and collaboration on Whole System interventions led by the Medical School.
Start Year 2011
 
Description The relations between creativity in mathematical & biological systems, creativity as a mental process, & creativity in the social world 
Organisation Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project originated at the BTG Launch and led to strong research links between the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities that continue to flourish, with continuing active collaboration of core members of the project team. Team members have also collaborated with Cambridge University Hospitals, European Dynamics, Coventry University, Kinno Kinno, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, UE UK, City Clinic and ATOS Spain. There is ongoing collaboration under the aegis of the University's Strategic Themes ?Behavioural and Lifestyle Shifts? and "Science Technology & Culture" and collaboration on Whole System interventions led by the Medical School.
Start Year 2011
 
Description The relations between creativity in mathematical & biological systems, creativity as a mental process, & creativity in the social world 
Organisation Coventry University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project originated at the BTG Launch and led to strong research links between the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities that continue to flourish, with continuing active collaboration of core members of the project team. Team members have also collaborated with Cambridge University Hospitals, European Dynamics, Coventry University, Kinno Kinno, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, UE UK, City Clinic and ATOS Spain. There is ongoing collaboration under the aegis of the University's Strategic Themes ?Behavioural and Lifestyle Shifts? and "Science Technology & Culture" and collaboration on Whole System interventions led by the Medical School.
Start Year 2011
 
Description The relations between creativity in mathematical & biological systems, creativity as a mental process, & creativity in the social world 
Organisation European Dynamics
Country Luxembourg 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project originated at the BTG Launch and led to strong research links between the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities that continue to flourish, with continuing active collaboration of core members of the project team. Team members have also collaborated with Cambridge University Hospitals, European Dynamics, Coventry University, Kinno Kinno, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, UE UK, City Clinic and ATOS Spain. There is ongoing collaboration under the aegis of the University's Strategic Themes ?Behavioural and Lifestyle Shifts? and "Science Technology & Culture" and collaboration on Whole System interventions led by the Medical School.
Start Year 2011
 
Description The relations between creativity in mathematical & biological systems, creativity as a mental process, & creativity in the social world 
Organisation Kinno Kinno
Country Greece 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This project originated at the BTG Launch and led to strong research links between the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities that continue to flourish, with continuing active collaboration of core members of the project team. Team members have also collaborated with Cambridge University Hospitals, European Dynamics, Coventry University, Kinno Kinno, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, UE UK, City Clinic and ATOS Spain. There is ongoing collaboration under the aegis of the University's Strategic Themes ?Behavioural and Lifestyle Shifts? and "Science Technology & Culture" and collaboration on Whole System interventions led by the Medical School.
Start Year 2011
 
Description The relations between creativity in mathematical & biological systems, creativity as a mental process, & creativity in the social world 
Organisation Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Country Lithuania 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project originated at the BTG Launch and led to strong research links between the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities that continue to flourish, with continuing active collaboration of core members of the project team. Team members have also collaborated with Cambridge University Hospitals, European Dynamics, Coventry University, Kinno Kinno, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, UE UK, City Clinic and ATOS Spain. There is ongoing collaboration under the aegis of the University's Strategic Themes ?Behavioural and Lifestyle Shifts? and "Science Technology & Culture" and collaboration on Whole System interventions led by the Medical School.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Towards defining turbulence measurement protocols from ADCP velocity data 
Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In addition to new collaborations within the University (especially between Renewable Energy and Mathematics), this project established fruitful links established with Proudman Laboratory and exchange of ideas with researchers from other organisations working on turbulence measurements from sensors.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Translational systems biology approach to investigate the mechanism of steroid resistance in nephrotic syndrome 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bioengineering (BioE) award - new collaboration with potential for expansion by applying Exeter?s system biology approach to diseases being studied in Bristol.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Water sustainability and urbanisation 
Organisation University of Central Florida
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Initiated collaboration with Prof. Ni-Bin Chang, professor with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Director of the Stormwater Management Academy, University of Central Florida (UCF) in the USA and an elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences and the Water Systems Group at Exeter (Dragan Savic) and, Stewart Barr (Geography) and others.
Start Year 2012
 
Description When Psychiatry Meets Literature and Culture 
Organisation Royal College of Psychiatrists
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution This project was funded by the University as part of matched funding for our BTG project. It led to discussion with psychiatrists and nursing staff in Cornwall about work on Bodmin Asylum and hence links with a local group of doctors who are making a documentary on the asylum; lectures to senior psychiatrists; and links between non-medical academics and Devon Partnership NHS Trust?s mental health clinicians. An educational package on mental illness in the 20th Century was submitted to the Royal College of Psychiatrists for their Continuing Professional Development program.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Exchanging Ideas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Article about our project in 'International Innovation', August 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Network on improving wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Performing pain project (funded by University matched funding for our BTG project) led to relationships with external partners including UNESCO Geoparks, Torbay Council and NHS, who are committed to developing a Torbay-centred network focused on improving wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Radio 2 - Pause for Thought 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Performing Pain project was funded by the University as matched funding for BTG. A

series of 12 presentations on Radio 2's Pause for Thought centred on Sarah Goldingay's research and included references to the project (2012/2013). Average audience 4.4 million and estimated publicity value £13.4K/ 30 seconds.

Also a 3 part documentary for BBC2 on Miracles pending.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012