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Oct

31

Thursday

The Challenges and Opportunities of Collaborative Research

1.00pm

Seminars

Staff, Students

Engagement, Influence and Impact, for staff and PhD students

Series: Good Practice in Research Week

Speaker: Dr Christopher McDowell

As part of the fourth day of City’s Good Practice in Research Week, Engagement, Influence and Impact, this session (aimed at academic staff and PhD students) will quickly introduce the key components of collaboration:

  • How should you approach a person to initiate collaboration?
  • How should collaboration be arranged?
  • How should collaboration be arranged?
  • How are researchers’ contributions managed in academic collaboration?

The talk will then focus on Professor McDowell’s recent research project which was undertaken jointly with, and funded by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Syrian refugee resettlement in the UK. The work presented interesting challenges, but also opportunities and successes.

The talk aims to show good practice in international development research and will address these topics:

  • Ethics standards
  • Funder expectations
  • Research access and impact
  • Permission to publish

Dr Christopher McDowell has been at City University London since 2006 and is currently Associate Dean for Global Engagement. He has previously held positions at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, King’s College London, and Macquarie University in Sydney. Christopher was visiting Professor at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2012. He is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Christopher conducts research, engages in advisory work and teaches on the politics of forced migration, development-created involuntary resettlement security, and international politics. He has conducted extended periods of research in East and Southern Africa, Central Asia, and South Asia with a long term interest in Sri Lanka and Ethiopia.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.00pmThursday 31st October 2019

C308 City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom