How to make better sense of doctoral collaboration with non-academic organisations

Professor David James, ESRC Wales DTP Director, looks at the non-academic collaboration from a theoretical perspective, providing some history and context and proposing a three-dimensional view of social science non-academic collaboration.

Watching this video will take around 40 minutes.

You can also download the slides.

Recorded at the Wales DTP Careers and Capabilities Event “Collaboration, engagement and impact in social science research: approaches, challenges and benefits” on 15 March 2019

Virtual Reality in Research and Industry

Dr Danlu Cen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiff University & ESRC Wales DTP, whose research involves virtual reality technologies, talks about working with industry including her placement with Vicom.

Watching this video will take around 30 minutes.

You can also download the slides.

Recorded at the Wales DTP Careers and Capabilities Event “Collaboration, engagement and impact in social science research: approaches, challenges and benefits” on 15 March 2019

The Challenges and Benefits of Interdisciplinarity in the Social Sciences

Erin Leahey, Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona, discussed “Prominent But Less Productive: The Impact of Interdisciplinarity on Scientists’ Research” with Wales DTP students at the Hadyn Ellis Building on 20 March 2017.  Continue reading

Carrot flavoured sticks: embedding evidence in government policy

Richard Thurston introduces the role of social science research in policy processes, including evidence-based policy making. He considers the origins and theory underlyingevidence-based policy making and the challenges of implementing this in everyday practice.

Video recording from a talk at the ESRC First Year Student Conference in Cardiff, January 2015. Continue reading