9:30am - 6pm
Thursday 24 January 2019

Festival of Research

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is proud to present this festival of research, which includes an exciting mix of discussion panels and presentations, plus this year’s postgraduate research poster competition. The festival will close with the chance to network and unwind with a wine reception.


Rik Medlik Building
University of Surrey
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Programme of events

Time Name Description
9:30 - 10am Registration This takes place in the Rik Medlik Building foyer. Refreshments on arrival.
10 - 10:15am Introduction Professor Sabine Braun, Associate Dean (Research), will be introducing the day.
10:15 - 12 noon Showcase presentations

15-minute showcase presentations on key research methodologies transferable across disciplines and research grant success stories:

  • Research grants (Rachel Brooks and Donna McCormack)
  • Eye tracking (Jason Stienmetz and Alex Grandison)
  • Practice-led and creative practice conversation (Stephen Mooney and Gemma Connell)
  • Text mining (Ana Frankenberg-Garcia)
  • Walking interviews (Tom Roberts)
12 noon - 1pm Lunch and exhibitions

Exhibition of staff and student research (including two demonstrations) as well as the faculty postgraduate research student poster competition.

A buffet lunch will be provided.

1 - 1:15pm Introduction and welcome

Professor David Sampson, Vice-Provost for Research, and Professor Graham Miller, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, will be addressing all attendees.

1:15 - 2:45pm Panel one

Talk on the sociological and behavioural aspects of wellbeing.

Speakers include:

  • Scott Cohen
  • Melissa Hamilton
  • Paul Hodkinson
  • Charlotte Mathieson
  • Katya Oparina
  • Monique Raats.
2:45 - 3pm Break Refreshments will be provided.
3 - 4:30pm Panel two

Talk on the relevance of arts, humanities and social science research to the use of digital technologies in society.

Speakers include:

  • Mikolaj Barczentewicz
  • Alex Leveringhaus
  • Steve Schneider
  • Emily Setty
  • Iis Tussyadiah.
4:30 - 5:15pm Public lecture

Professor Diane Watt will be presenting.

This will be followed by a question and answer session.

5:15 - 5:30pm Closing remarks

Professor Max Lu, Vice-Chancellor and Professor Graham Miller, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, will be addressing all attendees.

Winners of the postgraduate research student poster competition will also be announced.

5:30 - 6pm Wine reception

Opportunity to network with fellow colleagues and celebrate the research produced.

Refreshments will be provided.