Dr Lisa Mooney has worked in Higher Education for over 30 years, where she has worked at the interface between interdisciplinary scholarship and business. She has a background in fine art and critical theory, but is best known for her work on the study of collaborative research practices and interdisciplinary research methodology.
Her current work explores how traditional arts and humanities disciplines might be better enabled to interact with the new demands of the knowledge engagement environment, and particularly how academic institutional practices enhance or inhibit these types of interactions.
She is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, with responsibility for research and knowledge exchange senior portfolios. She is actively involved in both national and international networks concerned with raising the impact and profile of the arts and humanities, and regularly writes on the shifts and changes brought about by collaborative research practices in academia and industry.
s well as a proactive role in the REF Interdisciplinary Advisory Panel (IDAP), Lisa has also been an active board director for several years, including Ravensbourne University London, the New Art Exchange, Threshold Studios and EM Media Screen Agency.
A A key feature of her work is that she strives to develop a coherent and productive relationship between cultural organisations, industry and academic research, ensuring brokerage between communities of practice that supports the generation of innovative ideas and investment.