PSC1 - Researching the world, leaving no-one behind

Research tackling the global societal challenges of the SDGs demands radical collaboration to deliver locally-rooted, globally connected solutions.

About the session

Don’t get lost in the detail of the SDGs, with 17 goals and 169 targets, rather let’s focus on the outcome – creating a world where no-one is left behind.

Research tackling the global societal challenges of the SDGs demands radical collaboration to deliver locally-rooted, globally connected solutions. This means working on what’s important, not just urgent, it listening with humility and communicating with courage.

This session will explore how the SDGs can help us focus our attention in our research to be part of the change we want to see.

Who is it for?

  • Early Career Researchers (including Postdocs)
  • Mid-Career Researchers
  • Managers of Researchers
  • Research-related Professional Services Staff (including research support administrators, researcher developers and career development professionals)
  • Others eg: stakeholders from industry, funding agencies, policy influencers, editors etc. 

Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Focus on the big picture of the SDGs
  • See how their research is part of the solution
  • Navigate volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) conditions using the SDGs.

Get to know your facilitator

Wendy Purcell

Dr. Wendy M. Purcell, PhD FRSA, Academic Research Scholar, Harvard University

Wendy leads research on global leadership and governance for sustainable transformation in higher education and in various business sectors, including Travel & Tourism, the Auto industry, and the Aviation sector. Wendy is Emeritus Professor of Biomedicine and former President Vice-Chancellor of a UK university (2007-2015), taking it to the top 1% of world universities and number #1 ‘green’ UK university.

Session video and presentation

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Further resources

All NPDC21 listed resources including presentation slides and top tips are freely available. Please ensure you acknowledge the author(s) and/or source when using them.

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NPDC21 Top Tips

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Author: Dr Wendy M. Purcell, PhD FRSA, Academic Research Scholar, Harvard University. Please cite the author(s) when sharing these top tips.

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