Dr Gillian Jein’s triple Welsh Crucible funding success
Through the Welsh Crucible 2016 programme that seeks to develop future research leaders for Wales, Dr Gillian Jein has been awarded funding for research on three different interdisciplinary projects. She will work as principal investigator on The Portable Ocean, in collaboration with Ocean Scientist, Dr Stepahanie Wilson; a project that uses art as a tool to teach school children about deep sea pressure.
Gillian will also conduct research as co-investigator on Migration, Moral Panics and Meanings, a project which looks at historical representations of migrants and their post-Brexit impact in three regions across Wales. This work is undertaken in collaboration with Dr Dawn Manny (principal investigator) from the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, Dr Rhys Dafydd Jones from Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University and Dr Angharad Saunders, a human geographer at the University of South Wales.
The final project, Grasping Physical Activity, will see Gillian work as co-investigator with researchers from Swansea University and Liverpool John Moores University. This project brings together experts from the fields of sports science, public engagement, engineering, movement biology and the arts, and explores the relationship between physiology, technology and children’s personal and social identities through the use of 3-D printed objects that map their physical activity. This project is led by Drs Melitta McNarry and Kelly Mackintosh from the Applied Sports Science Technology and Medicine Research Centre at Swansea.
Dr. Jonathan Ervine, head of Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures, expressed his delight at Dr. Jein’s trio of successful funding bids. He noted that ‘it is fantastic to see academics from the School of Modern Langauges and Cultures, as well as the College of Arts and Humanities as a whole, gaining from being part of the Welsh Crucible’. He added that it was ‘even more exciting to see the sort of ground-breaking interdisciplinary collaborations that result from participating in this award-winning scheme’.
Publication date: 14 November 2016