The Future of Practice Research – Thursday, 4 June, 2015 – A co-hosted HEFCE/Goldsmiths event

The Future of Practice Research


A one-day symposium organised by HEFCE and Goldsmiths, to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London on Thursday 4 June, 10.00 – 4.30

Practice is now firmly embedded in the research culture of a range of disciplines, and its impact seen and felt both within and beyond the creative and cultural industries.


Yet the relationship between practice and research continues to inspire lively debate. Diverse methodologies have developed across the various disciplines, but practice research itself increasingly defies disciplinary boundaries.

Debates about the impact of practice research, and how this impact is documented and measured, are of pressing urgency.

How can we best continue to assert the importance of practice research to the academy, to the professional world beyond, and to the general public?

Where does the most interesting and innovative practice research reside? How might we develop common languages and approaches so we can build on each other’s research? How do we peer review practice? How should we evidence the quality of practice research most effectively?

The Future of Practice Research’ symposium at Goldsmiths, hosted in partnership with HEFCE, offers the opportunity for researchers, practitioners and research managers to explore new ways in which practice research is extending, and to influence broader agendas around assessment, funding and impact in a period of constant change.


Confirmed speakers include:

Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE

Bruce Brown (University of Brighton)

Stella Hall (festival director and consultant)

Lauren Redhead (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Full programme TBC – includes networking and break-out sessions

Professor Mark d’Inverno, Pro Warden (Research and Enterprise) says: “Practice is at the heart of the most innovative research in many fields today. We’re delighted to host this symposium to mark the importance of practice research, and to generate rigorous debate about future directions within and beyond the arts and humanities.”


The event is free but seats must be reserved through eventbrite:

Find us in the Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14 6NW