UEL Research & Knowledge Exchange Conference 2017 | Building Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration


The University of East London (UEL) Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2017, titled ‘Co-creating the Research Environment: Building Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration’, will take place in London (University Square Stratford Campus, 1 Salway Place, London E15 1NF) on 6 July 2017, 10am to 4.30pm.


This year’s conference will focus on building the university’s research environment to encompass the challenges and opportunities for interdisciplinary research and the identification and building of cross/inter/multi-disciplinary research ideas.


Dr Lisa Mooney (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Exchange, UEL) will deliver the keynote and the other key elements of the programme includes two sets of parallel sessions, a session on interdisciplinary case studies, Q&A sessions, a poster session and networking opportunities.


Parallel sessions 1:

  • Global Challenges | Chair: Prof Tine van Bortel
  • Data, Manipulation and Hacking | Chair: Prof Andrew Ravenscroft
  • Human/ Machine Interaction | Chair: Prof John Preston
  • Culture and Practice | Chair: Prof Stephen Maddison
  • Work | Chair: Prof Erika Calvo


Parallel sessions 2:

  • Risk | Chair: Prof Duncan Turner
  • Languages, Signals and Understanding | Chair: Prof Mansour Moniri
  • Perspectives on Wellbeing | Chair: Prof Cynthia Fu
  • Place Making | Chair: Prof Stuart Connop


The event intends to provide more opportunities to convene with others and discuss current or emerging areas of mutual interest and synergy rather than focusing on the presentation of traditional papers.


The event is FREE to attend but prior registration is required (see link below).





Eventbrite page for registration https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uel-research-conference-2017-tickets-35559805335


Research | University of East London (UEL) https://www.uel.ac.uk/research


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New websites of the Sustainable University Experiment


Facilitation of Interdisciplinarity for Sustainability Education and Research


Interdisciplinary Library for Sustainability https://idls.wordpress.com/about/ (under construction)


Sustainability Education and Engagement through STORYTELLING


Sustainability Storytelling website | https://sustystory.wordpress.com/


Sustainability through Science & Research COMMUNICATION (Knowledge journalism)


Sustainability Communication website | https://sustycomm.wordpress.com/

Press articles:




Asitha’s Poetry

Part of #SUpoetry | https://supoetry.wordpress.com/


CLIMATE CHANGE | Will we change? Yes, we will, says Al Gore https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/climate-change-we-yes-says-al-gore-asitha-jayawardena


Destroy parent system? Growth for the Dead! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/destroy-parent-system-growth-dead-asitha-jayawardena


Humans, save yourselves from climate change ~ Mother Nature https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/humans-save-yourselves-from-climate-change-mother-asitha-jayawardena


So growth isn’t supreme if it’s not green? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/so-growth-isnt-supreme-asitha-jayawardena


Let’s leave foolish humanity alone ~ Aliens https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lets-leave-foolish-humanity-alone-aliens-asitha-jayawardena


From The Sustainable University News website


Ashden Conference 2017 | International Winners showcase work on Scaling Clean Energy innovation https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/ashden-conference-2017-international-winners-showcase-work-on-scaling-clean-energy-innovation/


Limits to growth, audacity of hope and moral imagination reign at CUSP Reinventing Prosperity event in London https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/12/11/limits-to-growth-audacity-of-hope-and-moral-imagination-reign-at-cusp-reinventing-prosperity-event-in-london/


Complexity, Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Prosperity shine at Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus Conference 2015 https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/complexity-interdisciplinarity-and-sustainable-prosperity-shine-at-food-energy-water-environment-nexus-conference-2015/


Newcastle Conf | Public engagement as a promoter of policymakers’ uptake of sustainability research findings? https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/newcastle-conf-public-engagement-as-a-promoter-of-policymakers-uptake-of-sustainability-research-findings/


Education for Sustainability (EfS) | Pioneering LSBU course celebrates 21st anniversary https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/education-for-sustainability-efs-pioneering-lsbu-course-celebrates-21st-anniversary/


UCL Grand Challenges celebration | How does Civilisation get to 22nd century without collapse? asks Professor Price https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/ucl-grand-challenges-celebration-how-does-civilisation-get-to-22nd-century-without-collapse-asks-professor-price/


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From The Sustainable University Library


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STORY | Paris climate change deal costs Earth a galactic award, reveals an alien letter to the UN https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paris-climate-change-deal-costs-earth-galactic-award-un-jayawardena


Making UCL Grand Challenges even grander | Seven questions, one answer https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141112160707-101066234-making-ucl-grand-challenges-even-grander-seven-questions-one-answer


Embedding sustainability in the curriculum – Gloucestershire style | Nine projects, from Fashion through Sports to Religion https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140901134854-101066234-embedding-sustainability-in-the-curriculum-gloucestershire-style-nine-projects-from-fashion-through-sports-to-religion


STORY | The talking elephant and the SYSTEMS light | A modern folk tale (with two morals) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/talking-elephant-systems-light-modern-folk-tale-two-jayawardena


Civil and Structural Engineering | PRESS ARTICLES (including sustainability-related) with experts as resource persons https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/civil-structural-engineering-press-articles-including-jayawardena


What is a system? From flu via oil to recession… https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-system-from-flu-via-oil-recession-asitha-jayawardena


Sustainability-oriented poetry | Ten unforgettable pieces from Byron to Tennyson https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140421183727-101066234-sustainability-oriented-poetry-ten-unforgettable-pieces-from-byron-to-tennyson


STORY | A game of plates at ‘Growth vs. Earth’ Café | Who depends on whom? http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140407045738-101066234-a-game-of-plates-at-growth-vs-earth-caf%C3%A9-who-depends-on-whom


Sustainability Engagement | Seven INNOVATION secrets discovered through my Sustainable University experiment https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sustainability-engagement-seven-innovation-secrets-my-jayawardena


Making sense of sustainability (or sustainable development) | A look at seven definitions http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140414095133-101066234-making-sense-of-sustainability-or-sustainable-development-a-look-at-seven-definitions




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The Sustainable City: Challenges and Opportunities in East London

A seminar, The Sustainable City: Challenges and Opportunities in East London, will be held at London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), Stratford on 20 March 2013.

Chaired by Professor Allan Brimicombe (Head of the Centre for Geo-Information Studies CGIS at the University of East London UEL), the event will see two guest speakers: Bruce McVean (an Integrated Design Manager and a consultant for Beyond Green) and Samantha Heath (Chief Executive of the London Sustainability Exchange).

This is the third in a UEL Seminar Series, Beyond 2012: the Olympics and the Regeneration of East London, which explores the transformation of East London beyond 2012 with the aim of creating a knowledge platform to inform long term social, economic and cultural development of the area.



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