Exploration of joint interdisciplinary interests in AMR-research

A joint Aarhus-Bristol workshop.

2016.10.24 | Martin Damgaard Larsen

Date Fri 03 Feb
Time 08:45 15:00
Location Aarhus University, Moesgaard Museum (4240-301)

Objectives of the workshop:

  • To explore research networking potentials across national borders – between Aarhus and Bristol, and more widely, between Denmark and the UK and beyond
  • To contribute to plans for a larger interdisciplinary AMR seminar to take place at University of Bristol in spring 2017 (date TBD) 
  • To begin to map topics and funding opportunities of mutual interest for interdisciplinary AMR research

Description

The UK Research Councils have funded a substantial number of interdisciplinary research projects on AMR, as a response to the Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-5-year-antimicrobial-resistance-strategy-2013-to-2018). This initiative has stimulated development of a number of research groups and projects on AMR in the UK. In her capacity as ESRC AMR Research Champion, Dr Helen Lambert, Reader in Medical Anthropology, University of Bristol, has a solid overview of much of this ongoing and planned research, particularly where social sciences are involved.

In Denmark, interdisciplinary research on AMR – especially where it involves the social sciences – is yet to take off, and at Aarhus University, an interdisciplinary network (iDRRES - http://idrres.au.dk/) is seeking to stimulate such research and explore avenues for development.

On this background, it is proposed to conduct two meetings based on a joint interest to stimulate AMR research across boundaries, be they disciplinary, institutional or national.

The first meeting will be an initial exploration between representatives of these two networks, where Dr Lambert and a UoB team will visit Aarhus University to discuss plans and potentials, and contribute to developing the programme for a second meeting to take place in Bristol in spring 2017. This co-sponsored meeting would explore the following questions (to be refined further): What are the AMR-related problems where interdisciplinary research is crucial? And, which disciplines are required to combine in order to address them? The second meeting (supported by the ESRC & co-sponsored by iDRRES for Aarhus participants) will include invited participants from other universities and possibly from other European countries that could be potential partners in future EU-funded projects.

 

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Objectives

  • To explore research networking potentials across national borders – between Aarhus and Bristol, and more widely, between Denmark and the UK and beyond
  • To contribute to plans for a larger interdisciplinary AMR seminar to take place at University of Bristol in spring 2017 (date TBD) 
  • To begin to map topics and funding opportunities of mutual interest for interdisciplinary AMR research

Venue 

Date

  • 3 February 2017

Practical information

There will be a buffet in the morning (from 8.45) by the conference room, and lunch will be served in the museum café. 

 

 

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