CAMRI AHRC Early Career Researcher Competition Winner

16th June 2017

Congratulations to CAMRI Research Fellow Isabelle Risner, a member of the winning research pitch competition team at the CREATe Early Career Research Camp on 4th & 5th May in Glasgow.

The winning team, shown above, proposed research into the rise of Do-It-Yourself repair tutorials on YouTube, including looking at the intellectual property implications. The team comprised Isabelle Risner (University of Westminster) Fabio Rocha (University of Edinburgh), Natalia Lukaszewicz (Fraunhofer Institute), Elena Dan (University of Strasbourg) and Emile Douilhet (Bournemouth University).

The event was interspersed with panel sessions made up of senior scholars drawn from CREATe-affiliated projects. Panels covered topics such as conducting interdisciplinary research, networking with creative industry practitioners, new methods, engagement with policy, and professional impact.

Participants formed teams of between 2-5 people from among the other delegates and developed an original research activity which was pitched to a panel of judges on Day 2. The winning pitch was awarded £1000, split between team members in support of the proposed future activity.

The panel of judges said they were impressed by the winning team’s imaginative, interdisciplinary approach to an everyday practice, as well as the feasibility and academic currency of the proposed research.

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