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University Research and Innovation Conference 2018

Where: Portland Building

Date: Thursday 6th September, 2018

Time: 9:00am-6:00pm

Booking Link


University of Portsmouth Research and Innovation Conference

Growing Success Through the University’s Thematic Areas

9:00 Registration Portland Foyer
9:30 Welcome and Introduction to the Conference Prof Bob Nichol, Interim Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation Richmond LT1
9:45 Giving Data a Voice Through Colour Lauren Bowker, Material Alchemist and founder of

T H E  U N S E E N

Richmond LT1
10:30 Break and Poster Viewing Portland Foyer
11:00 Engineering enzymes that can digest plastic – International research for the Circular Plastics Economy Prof John McGeehan Richmond LT1
11:30 Operational Research for Better Decision Making in Business Prof Djamila Ouelhadj Richmond LT1
12:00 Branches, Brains and the Biennale: a Journey Through Art and Science in the Public Domain Dr Marius Kwint Richmond LT1
12:30 LUNCH & Poster Viewing Portland Foyer
13:30 Growing Success Through the University’s Thematic Areas Sarah Duckering, Director of Research and Innovation Services

Prof Leila Choukroune, Theme Director Democratic Citizenship

Prof Adrian Hopgood, Theme Director Future and Emerging Technologies

Prof Gordon Blunn, Theme Director Health and Wellbeing

Dr Peter Lee, Theme Director Security and Risk

Prof Gary Fones, Theme Director Sustainability and the Environment

Richmond LT1
14:20 Break Make way to Parallel Sessions Portland Foyer
14:30 Parallel Sessions

Sign up at registration.  For list of sessions and rooms see over page

Various Speakers Various Rooms in Portland
15:45 Break Make way to Richmond LT1 Richmond LT1
16:00 The Importance of Public Engagement Prof Jim Al-Khalili, University of Surrey Richmond LT1
16:45 Closing Remarks and presentation of poster prizes Richmond LT1
17:00 Drinks and Networking Portland Foyer
18:00 Conference Close



Parallel sessions

Sign up at registration, click here for a list of session abstracts and speakers


Parallel A: Portland 0.28Mental health from cradle to grave

Parallel B: Portland 0.41 –  Personal motivation and perspectives on research and innovation and how this has impacted health care challenges

Parallel C: Portland 1.66 – How can artificial intelligence improve business and society?

Parallel D: Portland 1.51 –  Ethics in Research and Innovation

Parallel E: Portland 2.33b – Changing University Cultures

Parallel F: Portland 1.11 – Towards a UoP Water Hub

Parallel G: Portland 1.67 –  What can UoP do for developing countries?

Parallel H: Portland: 1.44 Comparative perspectives on Socio-Legal Research



Click here for a list of poster authors, titles and abstracts

Vote for your favorite poster by placing your token in the envelope on the poster board



Portsmouth Hospitals Trust Technologies Trials Unit

Research Design Service

Research and Innovation Services/Themes Research and Innovation Fund

The Graduate School

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Marketing and Communications – support for researchers


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