2018 Conference

The 2018 Learning, Teaching & Research Conference took place in June at Paisley Campus.
The conference was attended by over 200 delegates, spanning academia and industry, across both days – Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June.

Keynote speakers

HOW DO WE REDEPLOY OUR RICH RESEARCH AND INNOVATION BASE TO CREATE DISRUPTIVE SOLUTIONS TO ‘WICKED’ PROBLEMS? 29:19

DR. SUSIE MITCHELL

Dr. Mitchell’s presentation was entitled How do we redeploy our rich research and innovation base to create disruptive solutions to ‘wicked’ problems?

Susie came to Glasgow in 1996 to undertake a PhD in cancer research at the University of Glasgow’s Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, where she was awarded the John Paul Award for research excellence. She would then become an R&D manager within the NHS, a public policy practitioner for local and national government, and Accessibility and Inclusion lead for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Susie is a champion of diversity in STEM and in 2016 was recognised by Equate Scotland as a Leading Woman of Scotland for her contributions to STEM and Scotland’s advancement. Susie is a Trustee of the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation, a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Business Innovation Forum’s Innovation and Commercialisation Working Group and a Lay Governor on the Glasgow School of Art Board. She is also one of five advisors on ACCOMPLISSH: an EC consortium that aims to develop co-creation models that will create more value and impact from academic research and deliver new solutions to address pressing and multi-dimensional societal challenges ‘on the ground’. Outside work, she is a session musician and a presenter and contributor for the BBC.

GCOSI is highlighted in Glasgow’s Economic Strategy as an embedded regional partnership that supports multi-sector collaboration in science and innovation to address societal challenges and drive inclusive growth. GCOSI identifies and promotes Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s world-class offer in research excellence and emerging innovation strengths to attract talent, investment and collaboration opportunities.

IRRELEVANT, IRREPLACEABLE, IRRESISTIBLE? WEATHERPROOFING FOR ACADEMICS AND GRADUATES IN AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE 48:20

PROFESSOR JONATHAN A.J. WILSON

Professor Wilson delivered a dynamic and engaging presentation entitled Irrelevant, Irreplaceable, Irresistible? Weatherproofing for Academics and Graduates in an uncertain future.

Professor Jonathan A.J. Wilson PhD is an award-winning academic and consultant who specialises in what he calls the ABCDs of Business and Culture: Advertising, Branding, Communications, and Digital. He has published over 200 pieces of work, which have led to over 100 conference-speaking engagements across the globe.

Professor Wilson has developed a reputation for being an electric, insightful and quick-witted public speaker able to tackle real-world trending phenomena. He has worked with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, Al Jazeera, and viral tech-fashion brand the ISHU amongst others. His work on Halal Branding is some of the most widely cited globally. Also, his research on Luxury Branding and Inconspicuous Consumption featured in Harvard Business Review and won Best Paper award in the Journal of Marketing Management.

In 2017, Professor Wilson received a LinkedIn Top Voices Award and was one of the featured professionals in their cross-platform advertising campaigns – something that he is especially proud of, as he was the only UK academic. LinkedIn and professionals were fans of his comments on Intersectionality, Future Trends, Personal Branding, and Student Engagement.

Welcome addresses

The 2018 Learning, Teaching & Research conference saw inspiring welcome addresses being delivered by Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Ehsan Mesbahi, Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

WELCOME & CONFERENCE OPENING (DAY 1) 22:23

PROFESSOR CRAIG MAHONEY

WELCOME (DAY 2) 18:35

PROFESSOR EHSAN MESBAHI

Photographs from 2018 Conference

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UWS Annual Learning, Teaching & Research Conference
Bridging Boundaries: Connecting Learning, Teaching & Research
27-28 June 2018
Paisley Campus

University of the West of Scotland
Paisley Campus
Paisley, PA1 2BE

Tel: +44(0)141 848 3000
Email: ltr@uws.ac.uk

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