'Engaged Scholarship' in action: Real-time reflections on a study in progress
- Room G26 Mechanical Engineering
- Research, Social Sciences
‘Engaged scholarship’, ‘impact’ and ‘engagement’ are vogue terms but how do they work in practice? Academics and practitioners explore the practicalities of conducting engaged research and reflect on their involvement in an ongoing programme of knowledge exchange and collaborative research between the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) and Ashley Community Housing Community (ACHA) to support migrant entrepreneurs.
The project has three strands:
- To understand the experiences and aspirations of new migrant business owners
- To understand how ACHA operates and responds to change
- To explore the dynamics of engaged scholarship, highlighting tensions and implications of key decisions
Places are limited, so please book early via our eventbrite page to avoid disappointment.
09.15 – 09.45 Coffee and Registration
09.45 – 10.00 Welcome. Professor Monder Ram (CREME) and Fuad
Mohamed (CEO of ACHA)
10.00 – 10.30 ‘Critical Social Science: Engagement with Policy and Practice’
Professor Paul Edwards
10.30 – 11.50 Engaged Scholarship: Design, Decisions and Directions
CREME’s – Prof. Monder Ram and Associate Researcher, Dr. Villares-Varela discuss the challenges of embedding principles of engaged scholarship in the ACHA project.
11.50 – 12.10 Coffee Break
12.10 – 12.40 Working with Academics: A Practitioner Perspective
Fuad Mohmamed, Chief Executive, Ashley Housing presents his experiences of the collaborative project with CREME
12.40 – 13.00 Closing remarks
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and Networking