Research Conference 2022

Research Conference 2022

The world of today is witnessing unprecedented challenges at all levels; in order to face them, society needs a strong, sustainable and impactful knowledge base which responds to these challenges with innovative solutions designed to benefit all.

Innovation in bioscience, technology, engineering, and medicine brings tangible results, while advances in social sciences, humanities, and creative arts broaden our worldview, tackle negative attitudes, and bring the global community together in constructive collaboration.

This conference will showcase our research and explore new cross-disciplinary research directions. The event is designed to stimulate new research and collaborations, whilst offering an opportunity to learn about research projects and themes across the University, make new research connections, and consider inter-Institute research collaborations.

The conference will take place at our Postgraduate Centre at Luton campus on Friday, June 17th 2022 between 10am - 5pm.

Time Activity Speaker Location
9:30 – 10:00 Registration   Ground Floor PG Centre
10:00 – 10:15

Opening Remarks:

Welcome to the conference 

The Researcher Development Concordat:

How the new Research and Innovation Strategy 2022-26 and the Researcher Concordat Action Plan 2022 seek to expand and support research at Bedfordshire

Professor Rebecca Bunting, Vice-Chancellor of University of Bedfordshire

Professor Andrew Church, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation

10:15 – 11:45 Session 1: Panel & Paper list [PDF]  

Panel 1 - ‘Communities on the Move’


Panel 2 - ‘Young Generations’


Panel 3 - ‘Sustainability


Panel 4 - ‘Behave and Learn’

11:45 – 12:00 Tea/coffee    Ground Floor PG Centre
12:00 – 12:40

Keynote 1: 

‘Building a Track Record for Funding Applications and Developing Your Research Identity’

Stephen Hart, Professor of Latin American Film, Literature and Culture (UCL) P103
12:40 – 13:20 Lunch and poster exhibition   Ground Floor PG Centre
13:20 – 14:00

Keynote 2:

‘Developing a Research Career Whilst Teaching in Higher Education’

Uvanney Maylor, Professor of Education (UoB) and REF 2021 Education Panel Member P103
14:00 – 15:50 Session 2: Panel & Paper list [PDF]  

Panel 5 - ‘Women of the World’

  Panel 6 - ‘Reaction to Crisis’   P106
  Panel 7 - ‘Balancing Acts’   P107
15:50 – 16:05 Tea/coffee   Ground Floor PG Centre
16:05 – 16:25 3-Minute Thesis   P103
16:25 – 17:00 Research and Business: Worlds Apart (and/) or Closer Than You Think? Dr Joe Marshall Director of NCUB, National Centre for Universities and Business Moot Court
17:00 – 17:15 Closing remarks    Ground Floor PG Centre
17:15 – 18:00 Wine reception   Ground FloorPG Centre

Register to Attend

This annual event is open to ALL, staff and external visitors alike. Please register HERE