Working at the Edge

I recently gave a talk to colleagues in the School of Computing & Communications on my experience of developing a cross-disciplinary research agenda, grounded in software engineering but reaching out to build collaborations with colleagues working in artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, social psychology, policing, health and social care.

I discussed some of the differences between multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research together with the opportunities for innovation, impact and inclusion that arise through these activities.  The talk also covered ways of overcoming some of the challenges of cross-disciplinary research at a personal, group and systemic level.  I suggest a credo for this type of research agenda should include openness, competence, courage and curiosity.

The slides from this talk are available below.


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