Thanks to all participants for an amazing event!
The Critical Approaches to Research postgraduate conference took place today at St. Peter’s campus, University of Sunderland.
We would like to thank all participants and especially:
Professor Ian Neal for opening the conference with a very inspirational speech:
Dr Mike Pearce, Dr Geoff Nash and Dr Kath Kerr-Koch for chairing the panels.
Our plenary speakers:
Dr Donna Chambers – Reader in Tourism, giving a talk about ‘What does it mean to be a critical researcher?’
Dr Kim Gilling – Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching, talking about critical thinking in Education
Dr Angela Smith – Reader in Language and Culture, talking about the Research Exercise Framework
And the postgraduate researchers:
Dr Harry Hall – Department of Photography, giving a paper on ‘The Manifestation of Change: An intersubjective investigation into the urbanisation of the Kharnackpa nomad communities in Ladakh, Northern India’.
Maria Fotiadou – Department of Culture, giving a paper on ‘Diachronic Study of the Discourse of Employability in UK University Websites.’
Claudia Melis – Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, giving a paper on ‘Material vs Immaterial: revisiting the notion of intangible cultural heritage in tourism.’
Gerrit Kotzur – Department of Humanities, Northumbria University, giving a paper on ‘Disablism at Work: A Critical Discourse Study of Visually Impaired People’s Professional Identities.’
Sharon Wilson – Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, giving a paper on ‘The ‘Aesthetic’ Turn in New Mobilities Research- A Deconstruction of Post-Disciplinary Creative Methods in Tourism Studies.’
Katie Ward – Department of Culture, giving a paper on ‘Gendered Expectations under the Transgender Umbrella.’ (after her ‘The Three Minute Thesis Competition’ win: Well done Katie!!!)
Deborah Sears – Department of Arts and Design, giving a paper on ‘Art Research Methods: The Artist Interview.’
Imad Waragh – Department of Education, giving a paper on ‘The process and value of a mixed method design in exploring assessment in the EFL writing at university level in the Libya context.’
Thank you all so much for sharing your amazing research!