Research Nights: It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it: Exploring knowledge mobilization in Arctic Research
- Date: Thursday 24 October 2019, 18:00 – 20:00
- Location: Pyramid Canteen, Leeds University Union
- Type: Seminars, Earth and Environment
- Cost: Free
Melanie Flynn, a postgraduate researcher in School of Earth and Environment, will present a talk at the October Research Night.
Governments, funders and the general public increasingly expect that science will create knowledge that is useful in addressing real-world problems. However, doing good science is only part of the story.
Melanie’s talk is called “It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it: Exploring knowledge mobilization in Arctic Research”. This talk looks at the less obvious parts of the research process which can still have a large influence on the success of the end product. Melanie works on climate change adaptation in the Canadian Arctic and this talk describes her work which involves examining how to make the research process more useful, accessible and usable by decision-makers and community members impacted by climate change.
Melanie will be describing some of her experiences in the field, how academic research works (or sometimes doesn’t!) in an Arctic context while providing some insight into the “ideal” research practice and how it actually happens on the ground!
Research Nights is a regular event organised by Leeds Doctoral College, highlighting lively, informal talks and discussion led by PhD researchers from across the University of Leeds.