R.E.D. talks are a new addition to the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme portfolio. A series of all-inclusive, cross-faculty seminar style discussions focused on the Bournemouth University (BU) Fusion themes led by BU academics. The R.E.D. talks focus on innovative Research, Enterprise and Development. They provide opportunities for Postgraduate Research Students (PGRs) to engage in interdisciplinary networking, strengthen communication skills and debating techniques, stimulate alternative thought processes, and help to cultivate a dynamic postgraduate community here at BU. This series of talks are informal and a stimulus to instigate discussion; attractive to a wide PGR audience on a broad and topical subject area.
The next R.E.D. talk is:
Wednesday 6 December 2017
The Dark Side of Innovation: Peer review, self-regulation and the innovation cost.
Peer review is an essential part of the academic system. The process of self-regulation by which we allocated funding, improve the quality of published research and ensure that ‘fake-research’ is kept from decision-makers and the public. However academics are all human and both conscious and subconscious bias is prevalent in the system. It is often challenging to get truly innovative research published since it challenges the vested interests that review it. Speaking from personal experience Professor Matthew Bennett will explore this topic and the cost to innovation. Why not join the discussion and voice your opinion?
Further details available via myBU and booking via Eventbrite. For additional information please contact the Doctoral College Research Skills and Development Officers.