The good fight – breaking down barriers to create better policy and practice

Researchers at the University of Limerick are developing skills in interdisciplinary working and using this to inform policy and practice. The model involves multiple stakeholder engagement where ideas are expressed early and often, and are open to critique and contribution from other voices of interest. This model allows the group to fail faster by getting ideas tested and thrown out to find solutions quicker.  Dr Annmarie Ryan, Lecturer in Business Marketing and Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann, Course director of the MA Festive Arts Programme/Associate Dean Research Faculty of Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences, discuss their research and experiences using this interdisciplinary approach.