Research Student Conference 2018

This event has now finished. Please see our events website for details of upcoming events at Brookes.

DTP Conference 2018

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB205 - JHB208, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


The conference is part of the Faculty’s Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) and was organised by students in engineering, computing and architecture (Edward Hopkins, Mireya Munoz Balbontin and Serkan Gunay), a former arts research student (Aya Kasai) as well as the DTP Chair (Dr Sue Brownill) and the Research Administrator (Allison Stevens).

The conference opened with a welcome by Paul Inman (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of TDE) and Prof. Nigel Crook (Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange). 

Paul Inman welcomed the conference’s new initiative of introducing a peer-reviewed, conference proceeding publication that will be managed by research students in engineering, computing and the built environment (Miguel Fernandes Ferreira, Mireya Munoz Balbontin and Isabel Irigoyen Zozaya). 

The publication will be available later this year through the Oxford Brookes University library.

Prof. Nigel Crook noted that the conference provided an important forum for research students to develop their academic careers, including the opportunity to communicate high-level research to a diverse audience, and to develop a friendly critical ability during the question/answer session after each presentation.

Three parallel sessions ran throughout the day covering areas ranging from live performance art, short films and social sculpture to refugee assistance in urban Jordan and criticality control of glucose-insulin release, amongst other topics. 

Another first for the conference this year was the inclusion of some Early Career Researchers from the School of Built Environment as session chairs (Dr Ben Spencer and Dr Henry Akponanabofa Oti).

The exhibition room featured the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics robots - which were kindly demonstrated by a Visiting Research Student from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Kartik Khandelwal). Another Visiting Research Student from the Ain Shams University in Egypt (Merham Keleg) also gave a presentation.