On 23rd September 2022 we were pleased to hold our 4th annual Research Festival at The Nunnery with the theme Secure, Vibrant and Sustainable in line with The Island Plan.
If you missed the event you can check out our written review of the event in our news section of our website, watch the recorded presentations on the links below and download the presentations.
During the festival Simon Collister conducted a Citizen Research project 'What is Manxness?' - check out the summary report.
Congratulations to Lisa Brain who won the best student research prize, which was kindly provided by PDMS.
The date for the 2023 event is yet to be announced. If you're interested in attending please email email@example.com and we will notify you when the event is scheduled.
Recordings and presentations
We were pleased that the Chief Minister, Hon Alf Cannan MHK, could officially open the Research Festival, followed by the keynote address by Dr Henry Uniacke.
Women in Manx Politics 1945-1998, presented by Dr Catriona Mackie (UCM Lecturer)
The Isle of Man in Epic Imagination: The influence of Mann on James Joyce and how we reclaim the Island’s status as a central force for political and cultural innovation, presented by Simon Collister
Rushen Abbey Project: Beliefs, burials and bones: aspects of interdisciplinary research at Rushen Abbey, AD 400 to AD 1900, presented by Allison Fox (Curator of Archaeology, Manx National Heritage), Pauline Stewart (Isle of Man Natural History and Archaeological Society), Dr Peter Davey (Research Associate, University of Liverpool) & Marie Weale (Doctoral Researcher, University of Bradford)
Micro-nations and their “higher than average GDP” Prosperity: Comparing the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, the Faroe Islands and Val d’Aran, presented by Prof Roland Brandtjen (International University Berlin)
Autism, Access and Archaeology; improving access to archaeological sites on the IOM for people with autism, presented by Sarah Kerruish a UCM BA Hons History & Heritage graduate who has since been awarded UCM's Higher Education Student of the Year
Weight Management Pathways in Health & Social Care in IOM, presented by Sophie Hinks (UCM Lecturer)
The Challenges of conducting dementia research on the IOM, presented Georgie Keggin et al (Scholl Academic Centre, Hospice IOM)
The Impact of Brexit on the Identity of small British European Nations, presented by: Prof Roland Brandtjen (Academic Head of Campus Berlin at the IU International University of Applied Science)
To what extent does the lived experience of individuals with nystagmus reflect the medical definition and diagnosis? Presented by Adam Melvin (UCM Lecturer)
What it means to be a healthy, diverse, equitable, inclusive society; the Island Plan 2021-26 and ensuring a just, safe Island, and one in which we all have a strong sense of belonging, presented by Ella Magee (Removing Barriers)
Sustainable Development Goals in large company sized communities; the IOM Biosphere, presented by: Prof Roland Brandtjen (Academic Head of Campus Berlin at the IU International University of Applied Science)
Spring Tides: creative approaches to communicating the ecological & climate crises, presented by: Dr Fiona Gell (UCM Hon Fellow)
Download the slides.
The Current Scientific Research of Manx Wildlife Trust, presented Leigh Morris (CEO Manx Wildlife Trust)
Micro plastics on IOM Beaches, Dr Colleen McLean & Casey Zaitzew (Youngstown State University, Ohio)
The slides aren't available for this presentation as this session was prerecorded with a live Q&A from Ohio. Please watch the video above.
Maskne: potential links between the re-use of face coverings & the development of facial acne, presented by Grayse Houghton (UCM BSc Hons Public Health)
Student Workshop 'The Research Question' presented by Christa McCartney
Student Workshop 'The Literature Review' presented by Christa McCartney
Research Workshop 'Square Peg in Round Hole: everyday creativity & research methodology' presented by Dr Peter Litman.