Westminster Business School professor is panelist at interdisciplinary research summit

24 October 2016

Professor Alison Rieple at Westminster Business School was a panelist at the Chartered Association of Business School’s debate on interdisciplinary research at the British Academy last week. 

The summit brings together funders and researchers a range of disciplines to discuss how interdisciplinary research is funded, how and where to publish, how to approach collaboration and how it might be assessed in the Research Excellence Framework 2020 (REF2020).

A recent review of university research funding by Lord Nicholas Stern highlighted the need to break down research silos and improve the UK’s performance in innovative research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. 

Alison was part of the panel that discussed how the challenges for interdisciplinary researchers of the systematic bias of 'excellence-based' journal rankings can be addressed for single-discipline research. She was joined by fellow panellists Dr Lisa Colledge, Director or Research Metrics at Elsevier, and Professor Steven J Perkins, Professorial Research Fellow at London Metropolitan University. 

Alison Rieple is Professor at the Department of Marketing and Business Strategy and Director of the Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Research Group (IDEaS).

About Westminster Business School:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.

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