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Sharing our latest research and knowledge exchange activities across our communities.

23rd February 2021

Research and Knowledge Exchange is one of Solent’s three strategic priorities. Sharing our latest research and knowledge exchange activities across our internal and external communities is an important way of developing Solent’s research and knowledge exchange profile. It not only helps in building our reputation, but also supports our annual Higher Education Business & Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey return, elements of which are used by Research England to inform the allocation of the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF).

Solent has a strong reputation for delivering events and, despite being limited to virtual platforms, our virtual professorial and public lecture series for 2021 officially launched on Friday 22 January.

Our Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange Syamantak Bhattacharya (Professor of Maritime Management) opened the series by looking at the challenges of governing a globalised industry through exploring the relationships between the state, employers and labour in the global maritime industry. Drawing on data and evidence from his studies, Syamantak discussed the emergence of new players in this sector, leading to a changed inter-relationship between labour, capital and the state, and the development of new and innovative regulatory mechanisms.

You can watch again here.

Next in the series was Dr Mark Aldridge, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television. Mark discussed his new project, the book Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World, which tells the full story of a century of the famous Belgian sleuth. Mark explained how he gathered the material needed to tell this story, including 'evidence' of projects and ideas that were previously unknown, such as a grand cross-European adventure for television and plans for a big screen outing for David Suchet's Poirot.

You can watch again here.

Our next virtual lecture will take place on Friday 5 March with Professor Jillian Farquhar, of Solent’s Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies, presenting My Chair and Other Stories. Looking at her office chair just before she consigned it to waste collection, Jillian began to reflect on how, quite literally, it has supported her during her research. Jillian will be relating the physical, emotional and academic support that has enabled her to grow.

You can register for this event here.

The series continues with monthly lectures through to the summer and we will be adding more dates to the diary soon. Keep an eye on the Portal event calendar for April’s event.