Dr Lisa Mooney has worked in Higher Education for over 25 years where she 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 has most recently held the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of East London, responsible for research and knowledge exchange.
She is actively involved in both national and international networks concerned to raise 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. As well as sitting on the REF2021 Interdisciplinary Advisory Panel (IDAP), Lisa has also been an active board director on a range of creative organisations, namely the New Art Exchange, Threshold Studios, and EM Media. In all aspects of her work she strives to develop a coherent and productive relationship between cultural organisations and academic research and enterprise, ensuring brokerage between the two communities supports the generation of innovative ideas and investment.
Dr Lisa Mooney