'Engaged Scholarship' in action: Real-time reflections on a study in progress

Room G26 Mechanical Engineering
Research, Social Sciences
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 (09:45-14:00)
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Sophie Sinclair, CREME Centre Manager: s.c.sinclair@bham.ac.uk

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‘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