Briefing: Negotiating value at the research-practice interface in the water sector
Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law
Thomas Telford (ICE Publishing)
Lessons from experiences of managing an engineering doctorate programme are delineated in this paper, with particular emphasis on the relationship between research and practice. The paper reports on applied, practice-oriented research at the UK's industrial doctoral centre for the water sector. A descriptive account of the negotiating value at the research-practice interface is presented based on decades of collective practice, during which the engineering doctorate model has matured and grown. Conclusions focus on recommendations pertaining to project management, knowledge transfer and the effective and consistent translation of academic and practitioner project details.
The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided to the Stream programme by the EPSRC and their 21 project sponsors. They also thank research engineers Sarah Cotterill, Pedrom Tayefi and Rachel Whitton whose research and communication efforts led to their work being featured in this paper.
This is the final version of the article. Available from the publisher via the DOI in this record.
Vol. 168, pp. 8 - 11