Research Cafés

The Research Support Team in Library Services currently hold Research Cafés in each of the four faculties as well as our annual cross-discipline Christmas Café.  The Faculty Cafés are held over lunchtime are an opportunity for postgraduate students, early-career researchers and more established academics to present their work in a relaxed, informal environment, while they enjoy lunch.  These events are open to LJMU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the public.  Past participants have found it useful to cater their talks to a more general audience, as well as receive questioning different from a typical conference setting.  It is also a chance to learn about research going on across LJMU that they might not know about, as well as discovering potential collaborators and allies outside of their own department or faculty.

To give you a taster of the types of topics talked about, we held our Christmas Research Café on Wednesday, 7 December at Liverpool Central Library and we had three varied talks which highlights the diverse research currently being undertaken across different faculties. christmas-cafe-compliation


The subjects and speakers were as follows:

  • Conservation Drones and Biodiversity Monitoring, Professor Serge Wich and Dr. Steven Longmore (Natural Sciences and Astrophysics)
  • It’s Natural to Play: Physically active interventions in the green and natural environment, Dr. Zoe Knowles (Sports Sciences)
  • The Life and Good Times of The Literary Dustman 1820-1850, Professor Brian Maidment (English)

We have three more Research Cafés taking place in the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Wednesday, 8 February 2017, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Room 322, Byrom Street
  • Wednesday, 29 March 2017, Faculty of Science, Room 322, Byrom Street
  • Wednesday, 17 May 2017, Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Seminar Room 2, Avril Robarts Library

If you are interested in attending, follow this link to sign up for any of our events:

If you are interested in speaking at one of our Research Cafés, we are always looking for volunteers.  Please contact Katherine Stephan for more details.