The Art of Transdisciplinary Research Communications: Sustainable Futures in Writing

Despite inclusion of social science and arts practitioners and scholars in international funding schemes, teams face challenges in writing academic papers that merge input from all disciplines involved. This workshop will enable early-career researchers in the arts & humanities and social sciences from five African countries to develop increased confidence in writing and submitting work, move into lead authorship positions within their own international cross-sector teams, and form new collaborative partnerships through which to access funding for interdisciplinary research. We will provide participants with the opportunity to engage with more expansive and experimental forms of critical writing, which are increasingly embraced by international journals (particularly those with an interdisciplinary focus). This will aid the dissemination of key research findings and methodologies, and lead to an increased impact profile for the vital role of the social sciences and humanities in sustainability research in low and middle income countries.

PI and Co-Is - International Collaborators


Dr Zoe Strachan, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow


Dr Mia Perry, School of Education, University of Glasgow

Professor George Olusola Ajibade


Project Manager:

Vanessa Duclos, School of Education, University of Glasgow


Other Participants:

Dr Deepa Pullanikkatil Co-director, SFA Network, CANGO, Eswatini Panellist, advisor.

Professor Jo Sharp Professor of Geography University of St Andrews Mentor, panellist

Professor Jude Robinson Professor of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow Mentor, panellist

David Gerow ECR, playwright University of Glasgow Tutor/proofreader

Dr Alex Okot Senior Lecturer Makerere University, Uganda, Senior Researcher – SFA Uganda hub Director, mentor

Dr Boyson H.Z. Moyo Senior Lecturer Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Sciences Senior Researcher – SFA Malawi hub Director, mentor

Professor Sunday Adesola Ajayi Professor First-Tech University, Ibadan, Nigeria, Senior Researcher – SFA Nigeria hub Director, mentor

Professor Oitshepile MmaB Modise Professor University of Botswana, Botswana Senior Researcher – SFA Botswana hub Director, mentor

Dr Sizwe Mabaso Lecturer University of Eswatini Senior Researcher – SFA Eswatini hub Director, mentor

Dr Sherran Clarence Journal Editor and Writing Workshop Facilitator, Rhodes University, South Africa Journal Editor, panellist

Dr Diane R. Collier Journal Editor & Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada, Journal Editor, panellist

Start and End date

April 2021 – May 2022

Funder and Funding amount

British Academy GCRF


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