Speaker line-up confirmed for university research and innovation event

June 08, 2017 - 9:00am

Speaker line-up confirmed for university research and innovation event

A diverse range of speakers from across the University of Cumbria have been assembled to appear at a conference aimed at bringing academics and businesses together.

Cumbria Research & Innovation 2017 is the university’s annual celebration of research and innovation activity and is being held on Friday 7 July in the Alexandra Building of the university’s Lancaster campus.

The event aims to showcase the extent of research and innovation underway at the university while demonstrating the impact and value the work has for businesses, communities and professions in Cumbria, north Lancashire and beyond.

Keynote speakers include Dr Poonam Malik, associate professor of biomedical sciences,
Professor Frank Peck, research director, Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED) and Professor Robert Williams, professor of fine art, Institute for Arts.
A series of short ‘lightning’ talks will also be presented to showcase the wide variety of expertise available at the University of Cumbria.

Speakers include:

Andrea Osei – doctoral researcher, applied psychology

Dr Chris Loynes – reader in outdoor studies, science, natural resources and outdoor studies (SNROS)

Linda Kenward - principal Lecturer in nursing, nursing health & professional practice (NHPP)

Keith Jackson – researcher, Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

Dr Katie Willocks – lecturer in human resources, business, law, policing and social science (BLPSS)

Philippa Laskey – research and teaching assistant, Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS)

Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft – associate professor of education, Institute of Education

Angie Boyle – lecturer, Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS)

Dr Ian Chapman – senior lecturer, business, law, policing and social science (BLPSS)

Dr Liz Bates – senior lecturer, health, psychology & social studies (HPSS)

James Issitt – senior lecturer, Institute of the Arts

Dr Andrew Weatherall – senior lecturer, science, natural resources and outdoor studies (SNROS)

Professor Jem Bendell – Professor of Sustainability Leadership, Institute of Leadership & Sustainability (IFLAS) & business, law, policing and social science (BLPSS)

Carrie Hedges – doctoral researcher, science, natural resources and outdoor studies (SNROS)

Leander Bindewald – doctoral researcher, Institute of Leadership & Sustainability (IFLAS)

Rich Ensoll – lecturer, science, natural resources and outdoor studies (SNROS)

Dr Dorthe Villadsen – lecturer, science, natural resources and outdoor studies (SNROS)

Tracy Hayes – lecturer, health, psychology & social studies(HPSS) / science, natural resources and outdoor studies (SNROS)

Dr Theodoros Bampouras - associate professor in biomechanics, medical and sport sciences (MSS)

Dr Gail Mulvey – research fellow, Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

There will also be a closing keynote speech from Professor Diane Cox, professor of occupational therapy from the research office and graduate school along with details of 'Insight' the University of Cumbria's research output repository:

Tickets for the event are free and available here: https://goo.gl/gwK2Yv