Interdisciplinary Research

Interdisciplinary Research

Professor Marion Campbell is leading a short term working group on the way in which the University of Aberdeen supports interdisciplinary research.

We have a strong track history on interdisciplinary research, and indications from research funders are that interdisciplinary approaches will be required for major funding calls such as the RCUK Global Challenges Fund and encouraged through the next Research Excellence Framework.  The working group has met several times and has discussed advantages and barriers to interdisciplinary working and considered possible mechanisms for incentivisation.  The Group is expected to report back to senior management before the end of the year.

The Group would like to hear from the wider research community what measures would be helpful to support interdisciplinary working, particularly in the light of recent organisational change.  We have arranged three evidence sessions:

  • Tuesday, 15 November, 2.30-3.30pm, Meeting Room 1, Sir Duncan Rice Library, Old Aberdeen

  • Wednesday, 16 November, 10.30-11.30am, Level 7 Meeting Room, Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill

  • Thursday, 17 November, 12.30-1.30pm, KQ05 Auditorium, King’s Quad, Old Aberdeen

All staff are invited – researchers as well as those who support research.  If you would like to attend email Liza Young. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please contact Liza Young for an appointment or contact Professor Marion Campbell.