Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met

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Date: 30 June 2020

London Met’s first University-wide research conference is set to take place on 14-15 July 2020, with two days of inspiring and thought-provoking subjects across a range of disciplines.

Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met will feature topics as varied as the use of digital media in Vietnamese political dissent; women’s experiences of victim blame following sexual violence; understanding how cells change in the immune system; and the application of the Michael Chekhov technique to drama-based pedagogy for teacher training.

The event will take place on Blackboard Collaborate, hosted by Professor Donna Whitehead, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University and Professor Don MacRaild, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. It has been organised by the Student and Staff Liaison Forum, which brings together research students and staff to discuss academic and research community matters, in co-operation with the Graduate School, the Research Office and the Postgraduate Research Society.

Klaus Fischer, Head of the Graduate School, said: “The research culture at London Met is thriving, and this conference is one of a number of recent initiatives to strengthen it further. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for staff and PGR students to share and showcase their research with other curious minds within our community. PGR students, in particular, will be able to develop their experience of presenting their research design, analysis, or findings to critical scrutiny, which will be all-important as they develop in their academic careers. We’re looking forward to engaging with such an interesting diversity of topics over the two-day period.”

The two days will feature papers from the six Schools of the University, allocated to a ‘Social and Creative Panel’ and an ‘ICT and Science Panel’, in the form of 20-minute talks, three-minute lightning talks and poster presentations in break-out rooms. The conference is framed by two longer keynote talks from Psychology (ASD/ADHD) and Science (virology) respectively. Awards will be presented in a number of categories including:  

  • Best poster 
  • Best lightning talk 
  • Best student paper 
  • Most engaging student paper 
  • Best link to the conference topic (Between Tradition and Innovation)

The first three prizes will be decided by a Judging Panel, while the last two will be voted on by attendees.

The conference is open to all staff and students at London Met and external guests.