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Collaboration across three continents during and after a global pandemic: reflections of early and established career academics

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posted on 2023-12-12, 15:38 authored by Ashleigh FiltnessAshleigh Filtness, Andrew MorrisAndrew Morris, Amy ODellAmy ODell, Elena FratiniElena Fratini, Alice BishopAlice Bishop, Laurie BrownLaurie Brown, Andry Rakotonirainy, Narelle Haworth, Sebastien Glaser, Ronald Schroeter, Jorge Pardo, Mo Faramarzian Borojeni, Dingming Qin, Qian Liu, Caiyang Ye, Xuesong Wang

The International Research Centre to study the Effects of Autonomous Vehicles (AV) on Vulnerable Road-users (VRU) (ICAROS) was established in September 2019. This ambitious international research centre brings together academics from Loughborough University UK, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Tongji University, China. We had big plans for collaborative working to tackle the problems of AV and VRU interaction, we were set to go. Then 2020. Like others we switched to online working and we made the best of what we had - online seminars, online workshops, emails. This paper presents our perspectives on research and collaboration during a global pandemic, and the positive/negative legacy of the pandemic on our current working. Reflection is made on how personal experience differs by careers stage comparing options of authors who are current Ph.D students (early-career n = 8) and those who had worked in research for at least 5 years prior to the pandemic (established-career n = 8). A major impact on early-career academics has been a restriction in establishing academic networks due to lack of face-to-face experiences. Early-career academics have enhanced their skills in online data collection but have had fewer experiences at in-person data collection. Postdoctoral funding will have a huge role to play in expanding the horizons of this new generation of academics. Many elements of pandemic working are a compromise not an ideal. 

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UKRI, Research England, under the I3 International Investment Grant Scheme

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  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

Proceedings of the 8th HUMANIST Conference

Pages

140 - 146

Source

HUMANIST Conference 2023

Publisher

HUMANIST Publications

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Authors

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This paper was published in the Proceedings of the 8th HUMANIST Conference which are available at https://www.humanist-vce.eu/

Publication date

2023-09-21

Copyright date

2023

ISBN

9782953171273

Language

  • en

Location

Berlin, Germany

Event dates

21st September 2023 - 22nd September 2023

Depositor

Laurie Brown. Deposit date: 12 December 2023

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