3rd CREST Research Symposium 2011

Future Gazing: Where will your research take you?

Tuesday 6th September 2011, Woburn House, London


9.30 – 10.30 Coffee and tea

10.30 – 10.45 Welcome

Prof Christopher Gaskell, Principal, Royal Agricultural College & Chair of CREST

10.45 – 11.00 Understanding the narrative of disaster deployment

Gail Rowntree, Senior Lecturer in HR Management, Buckinghamshire New University

11.00 – 12.15 Poster presentations – Session 1 (Small group presentations, 10-12 min intervals)

The Bible and the politics of conversion in Bembaland: A Postcolonial perspective

Tarcisius Mukuka, St Mary’s University College Twickenham

The efficacy of using compression garments in recovery from Marathon running

Jessica Hill, St Mary’s University College Twickenham

Improving livestock farmer practices and attitudes in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the farm level

Sara Burbi, Royal Agricultural College

Strategies for soil fertility: Building through improved legume cropping

Harriet Moyo, Royal Agricultural College

Speaking truth to power – or just another story? The possibilities and limits of narrative research

Sue Lea, University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

12.15 – 12.30 Comfort break

12.30 – 12.45 Research and Innovation: A new agenda?

Andy Westwood, CEO, GuildHE & Secretary of CREST

12.45 – 14.00 Poster presentations – Session 2 (Small group presentations, 10-12 min intervals)

Essential oil compounds potentially inhibit the biohydrogenation of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids by rumen micro-organisms

Nieky Van Veggel, Writtle College

New applications (approaches) to garden design in Seoul, South Korea based upon the principles from Korea’s ‘Philosophy with Nature’ in Seoul’s contemporary urban context

Kyungah Oh, Writtle College

Microclimate and vegetation function as indicators of forest thermodynamic efficiency

Catherine Norris, Writtle College

Participatory research into street based youth work interventions on violence

Mike Seal, Newman University College

Cross-cultural differences in physical activity and obesity in youth from Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom

Anwar Al Nuaim & Peter Collins, Newman University College

14.00 – 15.15 Lunch

15.15 – 15.30 Textile as a vehicle for trans-cultural and interdisciplinary research: A magic carpet ridecrossing boundaries, borders and thresholds

Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture & Director, Anglo Japanese Textile Research Centre, University for the Creative Arts

15.30 – 16.45 Poster presentations – Session 3 (Small group presentations, 10-12 min intervals)

Carbon stocks in hedgerows: What do we really know?

Matthew Axe, Royal Agricultural College

Accumulation and recovery of nitrogen in mixed farming from short term fertility-building crops

Joanna Doel, Royal Agricultural College

Between production and display: On teaching curating to fine art students

James Brown, Plymouth College of Art

Liberty, equality and taxation: Wine in the French Revolution

Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University College

Faecal incontinence in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Effect on quality of life

Lesley Dibley, Buckinghamshire New University

16.45 – 17.00 Tea

17.00 – 17.15 Rapid processing of composites – The need for speed

Richard Day, Professor of Composites Engineering, Glyndwr University

17.15 – 17.30 Launch of Critical Commentary – Prof Yahya Al-Nakeeb, Director of Research, Newman University College

17.30 – 17.45 Close of Symposium – Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs, Glyndwr University & Director of CREST

17.45 – 18.30 Drinks