New HEIF Knowledge Exchange Fellowships to support collaborations with external partners

The Social Sciences Division has awarded 11 HEIF Knowledge Exchange Fellowships awards (of up to £25,000) for the 2019-20 academic year

Awards were given under three schemes: Public and Community, Business and Industry (open also to Humanities) and OPEN Fellowships (public policy engagement awards, available to all disciplines).

This knowledge exchange scheme is intended to support the development of mutually beneficial partnerships with external partners, addressing key challenges through research, enabling Fellows to develop skills and shape best practice in engagement, and creating positive impacts through collaboration. Fellowships (undertaken by the PI or a ECR/junior colleague) can be outgoing (researchers spending time going out to work closely with partners), incoming (public/community representatives spending time at Oxford), or a mutual exchange.

Awards were made to the following research projects:

Public Engagement Fellowships (Social Sciences Division)

  • Rachael Kiddey, School of Archaeology: Co-designing a participatory project on the material dimensions of forced displacement with refugees in Plymouth, U.K.
  • Jacqueline Broadhead (Fellow: Emily Miller), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: Migration, Museums and Networks
  • Dan Hicks (Fellow: Sarah Mallet), School of Archaeology: The Dzhangal Archaeology Project

Business and Industry Fellowships (Social Sciences and Humanities)

  • Sara Shaw (Fellow: Lucas Seuran), Primary Care Health Sciences: Co-designing Virtual Tools for improving efficacy of Video Consultations
  • Mallica Kumbera Landrus (Fellow: Kieran Hazzard), Ashmolean: Engaging with the History of the South Asian Collection at Powis Castle
  • Yasmine El Masri, Department of Education: Testing the world: Comparability of language demands of PISA

OPEN Fellowships (all disciplines)

  • Ariell Ahearn Ligham, Geography and the Environment: Addressing Contradictions between Agriculture and Mining Policies in Central Asia: Closing Gaps and Building Regional Partnerships
  • Sonali Nag, Department of Education: India's national education policies: Co-development of a planning framework for quality in the classroom
  • Jack Matthews, Museum of Natural History: Developing Evidence-based Geoconservation Policy Frameworks through Partnership between Scientists, Local authorities, Agencies, User groups, and Land Management Organisations
  • Malcolm McCulloch (Fellow: Sivapriya Mothilal Bhagavathy), Engineering Science: Prioritization of innovation areas for next UK governmental intervention to accelerate the net zero carbon transition
  • Myles Allen (Fellow: Michelle Cain), School of Geography and the Environment: Use of warming-equivalence to better make better strategic decisions for agriculture and land use


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