In the first of a series of Fellow-led events in Merseyside on Research and Public Engagement, three PhD researchers from Edge Hill University will talk about their work, followed by Q&A.
Each of the speakers will give a short talk about their research and the approach they are taking. It promises to be a fascinating evening; ‘how’ the research is being done is of as much interest as ‘what’ they are researching. There will also be plenty of time for questions and discussion as well as opportunities to connect with local Fellows and colleagues.
Please register to attend by following the "BOOK NOW" link above.
This informal event is free to attend and open to Fellows, friends, and colleagues interested in supporting the work of the RSA. Please note, no refreshments will be provided.
Location: The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT. This is about five minutes’ walk from Liverpool Central station.
If you have any questions, please contact Eric Woodcock FRSA:
Francesca Bernardi FRSA - Francesca has been an active Fellow since 2013. She has collaborated with projects in London and the South East and has recently moved to Lancashire to develop her career as a PhD researcher. Francesca's professional practice and her research focus on visual and creative approaches to meaningful participation for children with a diagnosis of Autism. She is aiming to understand how children represent experiences of inclusion, self, and autism, with field work soon to take place in Italy and Lancashire.
Nicholas O'Keeffe - Nick’s research discipline is coastal evolution, with a specific focus on beach-dune interactions. He is using the Sefton Coast as a study site. Having conducted extensive analysis of aerial photography and satellite imagery, significant longer-term trends have been identified in the configuration of the coastline. More recently, in an attempt to begin to unpick these trends, he has collaborated with a team of international researchers to conduct a series of ‘event’ scale investigations examining the dynamic processes which shape our coastline.
Michela Insenga - Michela has been an active researcher in the Liverpool area since 2012. Her current PhD study focuses on the use of narrative to represent the meaningful life experiences of women who are pursuing a career in engineering. Michela’s research takes a feminist standpoint into researching how women have overcome existing personal, cultural, and societal barriers to enter a male-dominated career field, from their experiences in school to their current status.