ESW Innovation Event (16 February) – Experiences and opportunities for innovation in the social sciences

This 2 hour session presented by the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sussex sets out to provide a space for sharing experiences, challenges and ideas around developing innovation in the social sciences.

Academics often see entrepreneurship and commercialisation of academic activities through developing for external audiences as being more closely aligned to science or creative disciplines. Yet such innovation can also be central to the social sciences, in the form of such activities as training development. Social science academics will share their experience of developing their research and practice expertise for targeted non-academic markets, feeding into opportunity for group discussion around opportunities for individual and collaborative innovation. Key to this is thinking around how innovation can take place in ethical ways that align with social justice agendas.

This hybrid online/in-person session is open to Innovation Network Fellows and University of Sussex colleagues from any disciplinary area.


Dr Tam Cane, Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care

Dr Emily Danvers, Lecturer in Higher Education Pedagogy

Dr Louise Gazeley, Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Kristi Hickle, Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care

Professor Simon Thompson, Head of School of Education and Social Work

Bramber House Room 120, University of Sussex, Brighton

or via Zoom – Zoom link will be advertised nearer to the event’s date

Thursday 16th February, 12-2pm

Chaired by Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith, Head of Department of Education, University of Sussex and Sussex Innovation Fellow 2022

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