Research practices are fast evolving. The rise of interdisciplinarity, the popularity of co-produced research, the ever-increasing importance of impact and the decolonial turn present challenges to traditional approaches to research and provide innovative and pioneering new methods and theories with which to address the challenges of the 21st century.
With the creation of the Transforming Research section of the blog and the establishment of our new subject collection for books on Challenge-Led Research Practices, Bristol University Press aims to become a home for work that explores these new research practices. You can find out more about our titles in this area, and how to submit a book proposal, on our website.
Ruth Weatherall shares how breaking down the barriers between her two identities – academic and activist – opened up new possibilities.…Read more
In this episode, Tara Lamont, author of the Open Access 'Making Research Matter: Steps to Impact for Health and Care Researchers', talks about why it's so hard to make research matter in today's world and how to try and overcome this difficulty.…Read more
Karen Schucan Bird reports on what tools are available to take stock of what authors are included in academic reading lists, whether anything has changed since her research on the dominance of White male Eurocentric authors on these lists, and why it matters to keep tabs on diversity in this context. …Read more
Anke Schwittay, author of 'Creative Universities', illustrates some aspects of her university teaching which aim to help students better understand society’s complex challenges and to imagine alternative responses to them. …Read more
Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis, authors of 'Care at Home for People Living with Dementia', recommend a field-based approach to researching carers’ experiences. …Read more
The Future We Dream is a collaborative arts-based project by Maya communities from Belize, a response to orthodox academic models of research which, although well intentioned, so often scrutinise and stigmatise indigenous communities, and focus on what they lack.…Read more
Sondra Barringer, Erin Leahey, Misty Ring-Ramirez and Karina Salazar outline the results of their study into how committed US universities really are to interdisciplinary research. …Read more
Tamantha Stutchbury and Sharon Robinson profile the University of Wollongong’s Global Challenges Program, a relatively new way of bringing together the disciplinary expertise needed to solve complex problems.…Read more
In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu about their special issue of 'Evidence & Policy' - 'The many faces of disability in evidence for policy and practice: embracing complexity’.…Read more