Challenges and limitations of existing research methodology: inventing new methods of interdisciplinary research

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:30

This was the second in a series of six seminar workshops for 2016/17 run by sIREN (student-led Interdisciplinary Research Network).

It explored the theme of interdisciplinary research methods.

Five speakers from different disciplines across the University of Edinburgh were invited to speak.

Speakers will present part of their own research activities related to challenges and issues of interdisciplinary research methodology.

The aim of the workshop was to enhance knowledge and skills and to open up the discussion to participants.

The programme was as follows: 

  • 9.30 - 9.45 | Introduction to sIREN and welcome keynote speakers
  • 9.45 - 10.15 | sIREN team: Eleni-Ira Panourgia and Katerina Talianni (PhD candidates, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 10.15 - 10.45 | Dr. Nina Morris (Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geosciences)
  • 10.45 - 11.00 | Coffee break
  • 11.00 - 11.30 | Dr. Sophia Lycouris (Reader in Interdisciplinary Choreography, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 11.30 - 12.00 | Dr. Sam Staddon (Teaching Fellow in Environment & Development, School of Geosciences)
  • 12.00 - 12.30 | Discussion, networking, and collaboration


About sIREN

The sIREN (student-led Interdisciplinary Research Network) series is organised by two postgraduate students at ECA: Eleni-Ira Panourgia (Art - PhD); and Katerina Talianni (Music - PhD).

The aim of these networking events is to bring together research-active staff and students to exchange methods, knowledge and ideas around interdisciplinary research and its potential.

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