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Creative Thinking in Research

20th March 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

20 March 2020

9am – 12pm

Library Skills Centre Room 1, Northumbria University Library

Creative Thinking in Research

Dr Catriona Ryan – Scriptor Cube 


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This workshop is based on a new approach to creative innovation in research based on Dr Catriona Ryan’s research into creative thinking. The workshop encourages PGR students and Research staff to take an unconventional approach to their research by contextualising it in a creative context using the multi-layered interpretative potential of poetic language and using that lyrical language (related to their research) in a visual context such as drawing, sculpture or video.  This workshop provides postgraduate researchers with a valuable tool to enhance their research development.  The end of workshop activity is a pop-up exhibition where the student will present poetic and visual interpretations of their research.


Most recently in March 2019 Dr Ryan held the workshops at the Doctoral Academy at Cardiff University.  The feedback from PGRs registered a 38% increase in confidence in developing new ideas for their research.  This course is growing in popularity.  In an article for University World News Dr Ryan wrote about the impact of this course: https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20181214042738627



Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course students will have an enhanced knowledge of:

  • Enhanced skills in innovating new ideas in research
  • Enhanced skills in developing multidisciplinary thinking in research
  • Enhanced knowledge of dealing with stress



This course is organised by Northumbria University with support from NINE DTP. A number of spaces are reserved for NINE DTP students. To register a place, please send details of the session, your contact details and any requirements to [email protected]





20th March 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC