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DTA Summer School 2021 – welcome

DTA Summer School 2021 - welcome

DTA Summer School 2021 - welcome

DTA Summer School 2021 - welcome

DTA Summer School 2021 - welcome

DTA Summer School 2021 - welcome

DTA Summer School 2021 - welcome

The DTA Summer School is over for this year!

Please use this page to find out more about the event and to continue to access resources.


Programme – 12-15 July 2021

Day One: Monday 12 July 2021 13:00-15:30
13:00-13:10Welcome from the DTA Team and DTA National Director, Professor Tara Dean (University of Brighton)
13:10-13:30Keynote
Cold case unit - case study of an interdisciplinary research unit I Dr Cheryl Allsop (DTA Social Policy Deputy Director and Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at USW)
Speaker bio

13:30-14:10Interdisciplinary methods sharing (networking event)
An interactive exercise for researchers to (re)connect with each other through the sharing of research methods and approaches across the disciplines.
Facilitator bio
14:10-14:30Break
14:30-15:30DTA Conference - Oral presentations: Session 1
This session will provide DTA researchers with the opportunity to showcase their research to their peers via visual and verbal communications. Researchers will be divided into smaller groups across the themes and will give an oral presentation no longer than 7 minutes followed by Q&As.
Running order and brief

Day Two: Tuesday 13 July 202111:00-14:15
11:00-11:30Rep-led activity: creative ice-breaker with crafts (origami and seed planting)
11:30-11:40Break
11:40-12:40DTA Conference - Oral presentations: Session 2
This session will provide DTA researchers with the opportunity to showcase their research to their peers via visual and verbal communications. Researchers will be divided into smaller groups across the themes and will give an oral presentation no longer than 7 minutes followed by Q&As.
Running order and brief


12:40-13:15Break
13:15-14:15Parallel workshops - repeat on Thursday, sign up required I Developing an interdisciplinary mindset during your PhD
What do we mean by interdisciplinarity, and how does it relate to your research? This workshop is aimed at those who would like to reflect further on these questions in order to increase their knowledge of the interdisciplinary research landscape and broaden their own disciplinary horizons.
Sign up required - meeting link emailed to attendees
13:15-14:15Parallel workshops - repeat on Thursday, sign up required I Blending back: the return to in-person activities
This session is aimed at providing participants with the opportunity to discuss the issues they may be facing – both positive and negative - around returning to in-person activities following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Sign up required - meeting link emailed to attendees
Day Three: Wednesday 14 July 202113:00-15:45
13:00-13:30Rep-led activity: Photo scavenger hunt
13:30-14:30DTA Conference - Pecha-Kucha Presentations
This session will provide DTA researchers with the opportunity to showcase their research to their peers via the Pecha-Kucha style format. Researchers will be divided into smaller groups across the themes (see below) and will give an oral presentation of 20 slides moving on every 20 seconds followed by Q&As.
Running order and brief

14:30-15:00Break
15:00-15:45DTA Debate session
Join Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh (DTA Energy Director and Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems, NTU) and DTA colleagues for a lively debate session on the following topical issue:
This house believes that air pollution’s effect on health and wellbeing is insignificant; and it is almost impossible to improve air quality in our cities
See the DTA Resource Repository for resources to help you prepare for the debate!

Facilitator bio
Day Four: Thursday 15 July 202109:00-13:00
09:00-09:30Rep-led activity: Breakfast competition
09:30-10:00DTA Conference - Poster Presentations
This session will provide DTA researchers with the opportunity to showcase their research to their peers via poster presentations. Posters will be made available for all to view during the week of the Summer School and this session is your opportunity to find out more from the presenters in an informal online setting.
Poster Presentations Padlet

Presentation brief
10:00-10:15Break
10:15-11:15Parallel workshops - repeat on Tuesday, sign up required I Developing an interdisciplinary mindset during your PhD
What do we mean by interdisciplinarity, and how does it relate to your research? This workshop is aimed at those who would like to reflect further on these questions in order to increase their knowledge of the interdisciplinary research landscape and broaden their own disciplinary horizons.
Sign up required - meeting link emailed to attendees

10:15-11:15Parallel workshops - repeat on Tuesday, sign up required I Blending back: the return to in-person activity
This session is aimed at providing participants with the opportunity to discuss the issues they may be facing – both positive and negative - around returning to in-person activities following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Sign up required - meeting link emailed to attendees
11:15-11:30Break
11:30-12:00Keynote
Food & Nutrition, an interdisciplinary talk I Dr Nazanin Zand (Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Greenwich and UA ‘Women in Science’)
Speaker bio
12:00-12:30Reflections
Small group discussions for participants to reflect on their learning from the Summer School and provide feedback for future events. Participants will be assigned to a small breakout room to share their key take-home points from the event, using menti-meter to gather key words to share back with the #dtacommunity.
12:30-13:00Closing session
Final farewell to participants with announcement of prize winners of the Images of Research and DTAConnections2021 competitions
While most of the Summer School resources linked accessed this webpage are publically available, some of them are only accessible to DTA researchers. This means you need to use your Programme Hub log in in order to access them. If you have any difficulties logging in, get in contact with Ellie (eleanor@unialliance.ac.uk).