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29th May, 2019

Loughborough University London researchers working on 10 new impactful projects

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The JOINT Fund is a school wide funding scheme to help seed and develop Research, Teaching and Enterprise (RTE) projects led by academic staff in London. The funding forms part of our strategy for Loughborough University London to initiate and incubate multi-disciplinary work across our seven institutes, to accelerate research and teaching activities through internal and external partnerships.

Through the JOINT fund, we want to accelerate the growth of RTE activity on our Loughborough University London campus.

Professor Jo Tacchi, Associate Dean for Research said:

The JOINT Fund is designed to help build a new kind of research community in London.  It seeks to capitalise on our collaboration opportunities and encourage high impact research, teaching and engagement.  It is brilliant to see the fund being used by our Loughborough University London Institutes to work together with colleagues in the East Midlands and beyond.

Along the funded projects are multi-disciplinary groups of researchers looking into eSports, digital health in China, and the physical activity levels of working women. The fund has enabled a number of workshops, a prototyping event, international travel for staff and the opportunity to bring together colleagues from across a range of disciplines.  Companies and organisations such as BT Sport, Citizens UK, and Sport England have been involved with more in the pipeline.

Professor David Deacon, Dean of Loughborough University London commented:

It is incredible to see the diversity of projects supported under this year’s JOINT Fund.  It is early days, but we can already see some of the research being undertaken having an impact in and around our campus.  We also have others working towards international impact. We look forward to tracking the progress of these projects over the coming years.

Projects will come to the end of their JOINT Fund funded period at the end of July 2019 with a celebration of Loughborough University London’s research activities planned for early summer.  A new round of JOINT Fund projects will be launched in June 2019.  For more information please contact Ben Cole b.p.cole@lboro.ac.uk.


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