New Connected Communities Book! 'Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research'


We are delighted to announce the publication of the third book in the Connected Communities series ‘Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research’ edited by Keri Facer and Kate Pahl.

The Connected Communities series, published by Policy Press, showcases engaged research from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) programme of the same name, which seeks to understand the changing nature of communities and their role in addressing contemporary individual, societal and global concerns.

Bringing together interdisciplinary research, culture and creativity, and the expertise and insights of communities themselves, the series provides a focus for critical discussion of how we combine academic and public knowledge, and why we should.


Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research

Beyond impact

Edited by Keri Facer and Kate Pahl

“An inspirational and practical guide for deepening our understanding of the immediate impact and long-term legacy of collaborative research—an important resource for students, academic researchers, and practitioners.” Mary Brydon-Miller, Teachers College, University of Cincinnati


valuing-interdisciplinary-collaborative-research-fc-page-001Universities are increasingly taking an active role as research collaborators with citizens, public bodies, and community organisations but they, their funders and institutions struggle to articulate the value of this work. This book addresses the key challenges in collaborative research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

This book, part of the Connected Communities series, highlights the benefits of universities collaborating with outside bodies on research and addresses the key challenge of articulating the value of collaborative research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Edited by two well respected academics, it includes voices and perspectives from researchers and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines. Together, they explore tensions in the evaluation and assessment of research in general, and the debates generated by collaborative research between universities and communities to enable greater understanding of collaborative research, and to provide a much-needed account of key theorists in the field of interdisciplinary collaborative research.


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