Interdisciplinary Methodologies: Across Scales and Cultures

Interdisciplinary Methodologies: Across Scales and Cultures

University of Birmingham

7th June 2016

Deadline for Registration: 20th May 2016

This one day workshop will focus on methodological tools and approaches for interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, water and food. The workshop is hosted by the Adapting to Energy and Environmental Uncertainties research group in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and part funded by the ESRC Sharing Futures research project.

Drawing on current research speakers will address the opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research and think methodologically about how researchers can understand complex societal problems experienced by individuals and communities, across scales (from the body to the national) and cultures.

Delegates will be invited to submit their ‘Methodological problems and questions’ in advance of the workshop, to be discussed on the day.

The day is aimed at researchers at any stage of their career and throughout there will be opportunities for networking, discussion and reflection.


Arrival, registration, and coffee


Keynote: Dr. Julian Clark (title tbc)


Dr. Steve Emery
Interdisciplinary approaches to flood resilience and preparedness: experiences from the floods in England 2013/14’


Dr. Mel Rohse and Dr. Rosie Day
‘Energy and everyday life: using story-based methods to explore society-energy relations’


Lunch Break


Dr. Surindar Dhesi, Dr. Arshad Isakjee and Dr. Thom Davies
 Food in the Calais Refugee Camp: an interdisciplinary investigation’


Professor Peter Kraftl and Dr. Sophie Hadfield-Hill
‘Using mobile technologies to explore the food-water-energy nexus’


Workshop on ‘Methodological problems and questions’


Workshop ends

Workshop organisers:
Dr. Sophie Hadfield-Hill (University of Birmingham)
Professor Peter Kraftl (University of Birmingham)
Katie Oliver (University of Birmingham)

To register for this event please email Katie Oliver ( by 20th May, 2016