Dundee Interdisciplinary and Innovation Forum: Research in Africa

Exploring current and potential research opportunities related to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa is going through enormous economic, technological, environmental, and social changes which impact every element of people’s lives. It presents a fertile context for innovative, inter-disciplinary and socially impactful research. This event aims to bring together researchers from across the University’s ten Schools. Some may have research experience in Africa, others may simply be interested in exploring the potential for such research.

Learn about colleagues’ connections with African Universities, their research questions and expertise and explore how your own research expertise could complement that of others and feed into interdisciplinary grant proposals. Open to all (including Post-Doctoral research assistants, early career researchers, established lecturers, PhD students, technical and administration staff).

The forum will be led by Prof Peter McEleavy (Academic Regional Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa), Suze Farrell (Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research) and Dele Kogbe (Co-founder of Dundee Africa Research Network and PhD candidate in Politics and International Relations). 

It will include brief talks followed by discussions where staff can share ideas and explore the potential for new projects.


10:00 – Introduction

10:15 – Funding opportunities

10:30 – Researcher presentations

12:00 – Lunch and themed discussions

13:30 – Feedback and opportunities

14:00 – Close

If you would like to give a short presentation, please contact ris-events@dundee.ac.uk for more information. 

Registration for this event is free and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Please register via Eventbrite.

Dundee Interdisciplinary and Innovation Forum (DIIF) is a University of Dundee forum that aims to increase interdisciplinary working opportunities and research collaborations – both internally and externally with partners and industry.


Tickets: Free Book a Place