Research and knowledge exchange

Asa Briggs Fellows 2018

Five Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowship awards have been made to prestigious group of International academics and Sussex faculty.

Named after a 'founding father' of the University and its second Vice-Chancellor, this new scheme enables inward visits for internationally outstanding academic collaborations to work on specific projects with Sussex faculty. The scheme is designed to enable our researchers to engage in collaborative work with the best people in their field regardless of their institutional base.

Limin QiuAsa Briggs Fellow

Professor Limin Qiu, Chang Jiang Chair Professor in the College of Energy Engineering at Zhejiang University will be collaborating with Dr Kun Liang (Engineering and Informatics) on the project High efficiency linear compressor for cryogenic systems. The project will focus on investigating the application of a novel moving magnet linear compressor being instrumented at Sussex. 

Asa Briggs FellowAntke Engel

Dr Antke Engel, Director of the Institute for Queer Theory and currently guest professor for Queer Studies at TU Darmstadt, will be collaborating with Professor Cynthia Weber (Global Studies) on the project Diversity, Queerversity, Conflictual Heterogeneity. The project will focus on how Queer Theory might mitigate conflicts arising from socio-sexual and transnational differences. It does this by proposing ‘queerversity’ rather than diversity’ as its analytical lens.

Asa Briggs FellowRobert Abrams

Professor Robert Abrams, Professor Robert Abrams, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York  will be collaborating with Dr Khalid Ali (BSMS) on the project Intergrating Medicine, History and Humanities in delivering compassionate care for older people. The project will focus on understanding the therapeutic benefits of using an ‘audio biography’ approach in terminally ill hospice patients. 

Douglas Cumming

Professor Douglas Cumming, Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Schulich School of Business, York University will be collaborating with Professor Ranko Jelic (BMEc) on the project Financial Markets Abuse in Europe. The project will focus on analysing the implications of the enforcement of insider trading regulation in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK during the period 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2017. The results of the project should inform debate regarding whether London will remain the leading European financial market after Brexit.