I’m off to the University of East London (UEL) today to deliver a keynote presentation at their 2019 Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference.
Thanks to UEL’s Head of Research & Knowledge Exchange Support, Matthew Whyte, I’ve had a chance to look at the abstracts for the conference. This has really helped in informing the talk I’m planning to deliver.
In working through your abstracts, I was impressed by the knowledge exchange work that is being undertaken by UEL researchers, who are engaging with a wide range of publics, community organisations, stakeholders and end-users.
In particular, I was struck by how many of the abstract sought to address issues of social justice, not least because this echoes the mission of the Open University.
As a result, I’ll be exploring some of the similarities between the UEL and the Open University in terms of our research and knowledge exchange work.
I’ll argue that, to deliver on an ambitious programme of fairness in knowledge, requires a more nuanced take on what it means to increase our reach in our research and knowledge exchange activities, allied with a commitment to Engaged Research Design.
If you’d like to download a copy of my slides, select: Promoting epistemic justice through knowledge exchange.