Between Scholarship, Research and interdisciplinarity
Join members of the Research Alliance to discuss: Let’s Debate! The similarities and differences between scholarship, research and practice based research within the creative arts. Examples of interdisciplinary case studies submitted by members of the Research Alliance will also be presented at this event.
Interdisciplinary case studies
The patient game: A collaborative research journey between design, cardiology and computer science, developing 3D anatomical visualisation software, for pre-operative decision making.
presented by: Professor Justin Magee
Interim Associate Dean for Research & Impact (AHSS)
Football’s Coming Home”: The Detour – Scholarship, Research, & ‘Practice as Research’ in the FA’s ‘England Identity’ Project.
presented by: Professor Paul Wells
Professor Justin Magee
Interim Associate Dean for Research & Impact (AHSS), Ulster University
Dr Justin Magee is the Interim Associate Dean for Research & Impact (AHSS) and led the Belfast School of Art REF2021 submission as Research Director. He is a Senior Lecturer in Product design and led the Belfast School of Art REF2021 submission as Research Director. Previously he was the Faculty of Arts Director for Academic Enterprise (2006-2011). He secured £7,607,167 across 20 external research funding awards including co-investigator on the AHRC Creative Industries Cluster, Future Screens NI. As a practicing product designer, he has worked at national and international level, for corporate giants, SME’s and entrepreneurs on >85 commercial projects (e.g. Smart MCC, Mercedes & LEGO Systems) delivering 30 design consultancy projects, through Innovation Ulster Ltd.
His contribution to industry-related research impact has been recognised by Ulster through the Research Impact Excellence Awards for Research Business Partnership of the year (2020) and Knowledge Exchange (2017) and previously awardee of the Distinguished Business Fellowship (2007). His most recent KTP’s were graded ‘outstanding’ by Innovate UK (CDE Global, 2017; Axial3D, 2020). The CDE research was a national case study (NCUB 2018, Invest NI 2016) and shortlist finalist for the THELMAs KE Initiative of the Year (2018). Axial3D became a Health Technology leader in the 2020 Global Digital Health 100 list and have grown their employment ten-fold since collaboration began in 2017.
Professor Paul Wells
Director of the Animation Academy Research Group, Loughborough University
Professor Paul Wells is Director of the Animation Academy Research Group at Loughborough University and Chair of the Association of British Animation Collections. He has published widely in Animation, Film, Media and Screenwriting Studies, and is an established writer and director for radio, television, film and theatre. He is currently mentoring professional feature film scripts in the Netherlands & Iceland, and developing further work in his ‘Beautiful Frame: Animation & Sport’ project in association with the Digital Animalities initiative.