This Interdisciplinary Masterclass is a continuation from the session on 'How did they win the $10 million Grand Challenges?' on 8th November. More specifically, this Masterclass will review the knowledge, skills and dispositional attributes required to undertake high-quality interdisciplinary research projects, especially team-based research tackling complex societal and environmental problems.
Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the expertise necessary for team-based interdisciplinary research, as well as an opportunity to assess their own expertise. The Masterclass will use a combination of didactic, reflective and group learning. It will be facilitated by a Master in interdisciplinary research who can prepare you for the messy world of collaboration. You can also meet researchers from all over ANU with a similar interest during our 'cross-cultural' afternoon tea.
Gabriele Bammer is developing the new discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S) to improve research strengths for tackling complex real-world problems through synthesis of disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge, understanding and managing diverse unknowns and providing integrated research support for policy and practice change (see http://i2s.anu.edu.au
). This is described in Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: Integration and Implementation Sciences for Researching Complex Real-World Problems (ANU E Press, 2013; http://press.anu.edu.au?p=222171
). She runs the Integration and Implementation Insights (i2Inisghts) blog (https://i2insights.org/
) and convenes the Global Network for Research Integration and Implementation: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-Network-Research-Integration-Imple...