White Rose Open Research Showcase

Researchers at Leeds, Sheffield and York share experiences of adopting open research practices across a wide range of collaborative projects.

About this event

We hope you can join us for this event featuring short presentations from researchers based at Leeds, Sheffield and York who have successfully adopted open research and collaborative practices in their work. Our presenters will offer short lightning talks covering a diverse range of disciplinary areas and projects:

  • Joseph Genchi is a second-year PhD in the School of English at Leeds researching ‘Afrohorror’ and African American culture of the 21st century. He has recently collaborated with colleagues at York and Routledge, Taylor & Francis on a project considering the challenges and opportunities facing humanities scholarly societies in the shift towards open research practices. The project was supported by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) and received a York Open Research Award earlier in the year.
  • Dr Kirsty Liddiard is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education at Sheffield whose research interests include disability, gender, sexuality and intimacy, childhood and youth. Her recent work has engaged young people with ‘life-limiting’ or ‘life-threatening’ impairments as co-producers in research, and was highly commended by the Sheffield Open Research Prize judges for its wholly inclusive, accessible and open approaches.
  • Dr Hannah Hobson is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at York, researching language and communication problems and their relation to non-language difficulties including social and emotional problems. She is the co-creator of the Open Autism Research network which aims to help encourage and support open research practices in autism research. This collaborative initiative has received recognition and funding through the York Open Research Awards.

The event will be introduced by Karen Tsui, White Rose Collaboration Development Manager and Co-Chair of the Women at Leeds Network (WaLN). Karen is an awarding winning relationship manager with an Arts and Humanities background. She has 20 years’ experience in six research-intensive universities in the UK and Hong Kong. She is interested in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion; her lived experience and deep understanding of intersectional discriminations inspire her to create positive change..

Open research is based on the principle that any aspect of the research cycle can be shared freely and made available for reuse by anyone in the world. It is based on the principles of transparency, reproducibility, shared ownership and inclusiveness in research, as highlighted by this year’s International Open Access Week theme: It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.

The White Rose Universities are each committed to fostering a culture of open research and collaboration amongst their academic communities. This event is aimed primarily at researchers from all three institutions and will showcase different approaches taken across a variety of disciplines whilst also highlighting new opportunities for collaboration across the region.

All events are free to attend and further details and registration links can be found below:White Rose Open Research Showcase for International Open Access Week (Tuesday 26th October, 12:30-14:00)

If you have any questions about this event please email the Open Research Team at York (lib-open-research@york.ac.uk)

This event is part of a series taking place during International Open Access Week organised by White Rose Libraries. The full listing of events is:

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