search button

2020-2021 Research Seminars

Research Seminar Series

Wednesday Research Seminar Series - Towards Inclusive Impact in Research

Event information

START DATE 07 April 2021


END DATE 07 April 2021

We are reaching a major milestone with our Wednesday Research Seminar Series. Launched on 26 November 2008, the Middlesex University Dubai Research Seminar Series has been a cornerstone of research activities at Middlesex University Dubai. We are delighted to announce that our 300th Wednesday Research Seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 4pm (UAE). To mark this special occasion, we are privileged to have Professor Nic Beech, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, to present his research on “Towards Inclusive Impact in Research”

Wednesday Research Seminar Series

We are pleased to invite you to our 300th Wednesday Research Seminar. It will be held online on 07 April from 4pm via Microsoft team platform. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share and discuss cutting edge research. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. Professor Nic will deliver seminar on:           

“Towards Inclusive Impact in Research” 

Nic Beech


Around the world there has been an increased focus on the impact of research and the difference it makes outside academia. Traditional thinking on impact has taken a linear approach in which theories and research insight are generated in universities and these are then implemented by companies and organisations, often mediated through processes such as consultancy, product development and spin-outs. While these routes remain important, a recent focus has been on more inclusive and co-creative approaches in which research and practice are mutually engaged and influence each other. These inclusive approaches are based on particular understandings of types of practice-oriented research, forms of dialogue which connect practice and research and models of impact which include resonances beyond immediate outcomes such as social and methodological change. In this talk, Nic will discuss these issues along with examples from creative industries and broader research in Middlesex.  


Professor Nic BeecProfessor Nic Beech is Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University having previously been a Vice-Principal of the University of St Andrews and Provost of the University of Dundee. He is President of the British Academy of Management, a member of the Council of the Academy of Social Sciences and a board member of London Higher and the Chartered Management Institute Race Network. His research focuses on identity, diversity, change leadership and learning and he has worked extensively with industry, particularly creative industries and health. Nic has held visiting chairs in the UK, Europe and Australia and holds fellowships or companionships of the British Academy of Management, the Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Arts, the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management. Nic’s eight books include Managing Creativity (Cambridge, 2010), Organising Music(Cambridge, 2015) and Managing Change (Cambridge, 2017). His forthcoming book with Robert MacIntosh, Katy Mason and Jean Bartunek is Impact in Business and Management Research (Routledge, 2021).

Look forward to seeing you at this special seminar!   

Middlesex Associates FZ LLC, Dubai Knowledge Park - Blocks 4, 16, 17 & 19
Admissions +971 (0)4 3678100

© Copyright Middlesex University Dubai 2021