'Making science better': global challenges, development studies, and research across disciplines (Paper)

Sarah White (University of Bath)
Joe Devine (University of Bath )
Julian Quan (Greenwich University)
Laura Camfield (University of East Anglia)
I: Rethinking development and development research
Start time:
29 June, 2018 at 9:00
Session slots:

Short abstract:

This panel reviews experiences in cross-disciplinary collaboration between development studies and other forms of expertise, especially beyond the social sciences in addressing global challenges. It will provide a forum for discussion of how differences can be addressed and best outcomes achieved.

Long abstract:

This panel aims to complement a DSA workshop series of the same title. The aims are to: • Identify and demonstrate the key contributions of Development Studies in different sectors, geographies and areas of methodological expertise, including how to present these in a credible way to others, including funders • Identify different models of cross-disciplinary collaboration and their strengths and weaknesses, including how to generate productive and ethical research partnerships between Northern and Southern research institutions • Identify areas of tension between Development Studies and other disciplinary approaches, and suggest ways in which these may be most productively addressed • Produce case studies or 'lessons learned' that can be shared more broadly to promote good practice Formal papers are not required, but contributors to the panel should be in a position to make a short presentation based on practical personal experience of working in cross-disciplinary partnerships. Contributions from outside Development Studies are welcome.