Leading researchers from the University of Bedfordshire are being featured in the first of a new Beds People miniseries as part of a collaboration between IES and community radio station, Radio LaB.
Gordon Brady, Senior Business Partnerships Manager at the University’s Innovation and Enterprise Service (IES), conducted the first collection of interviews for this special series with Professor Gurch Randhawa, Dr Paul Sant, Dr Ingo Frommholz and Professor Dayou Li.
The first four academics – who are involved in a number of research-based projects, including Computer Science and Informatics, Health and Engineering – have been handpicked for the Beds People miniseries to help promote some of the key work which has been successfully facilitated by IES before and during lockdown.
Boasting nine specialist Research Institutes, Bedfordshire is home to world-leading research with direct societal, economic and cultural impact.
It’s also hoped that this chance to ‘Meet the Researchers’ will be an informal but informative way of introducing the University’s community and Radio LaB listeners to some of the staff whose research has made a real impact in the wider world.
Discussing the idea behind the collaborative miniseries, a spokesperson from IES said:
We wanted to share the outstanding research that our academics are involved with, making sure organisations know that we are here to help and that our research can enhance their productivity and make an impact both regionally and nationally. Our academics are real people with real passions about their fields, so we thought this collaboration with Radio LaB would be a great way to make some noise about that!
Monday 27th July – Professor Gurch Randhawa
Tuesday 28th July – Dr Paul Sant
Wednesday 29th July – Dr Ingo Frommholz
Thursday 30th July – Professor Dayou Li
The interviews will also be streamed on University of Bedfordshire’s YouTube channel.
The University’s Innovation & Enterprise Service strives to translate research into impactful results that help to solve both global and local challenges, as well as influence policy and strategy. Visit www.beds.ac.uk/research/ for further information.
If you missed it live on @RadioLaB971fm you can hear the first of the #BedsPeople interview series with @UoBIES speaking to @gurchrandhawa about his research and exploring the impact of it on the wider world here: https://t.co/Ozk5P8pdaT #UniofBeds #Research #ResearchImpact— uniofbeds (@uniofbeds) July 27, 2020
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