About Our Research Projects
Research at University College Falmouth
Research and enterprise are central to Falmouth University's identity and aspirations as a global arts university. Our overarching aim is to develop and sustain an entrepreneurial and internationally distinctive research programme that drives the University's academic profile and underpins its contribution to economic, social and cultural advancement.
Our research objectives
Four key objectives underpin this overarching aim for the period 2010-2015:
- To establish a profile of international excellence in selected areas of research through strategic and targeted investment
- To maximise the impact of this research in support of Cornwall's growing, creative economy
- To ensure provision of a sustainable, high quality and stimulating research environment within which both to develop staff capabilities and to frame postgraduate research student programmes
- To ensure that research and enterprise activity directly enhances learning and teaching
ASPECT recognises that to date, climate change communication has engaged a narrow audience and stimulated a limited public dialogue. As a result, ASPECT explores how the wider public might connect to the climate change discussion through digital storytelling.<...
The studio ethos
The AIR Studio is a venue and a community, linked by a shared interest in research and development that aligns with the research being undertaken at Falmouth. The studio draws from the experience of the successful Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.
Care homes provide high level support and care for people with disabilities, physical frailty, cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative disorders. Despite the value of care homes in society...
Dr Katie Bunnell, Tavs Jorgensen, Dr Justin Marshall
The Autonomatic team has used various bits of CNC kit to produce drawings in a variety of media combining CAD data with the subtleties of traditional mark making tools such as graphite and charcoal to produce drawings with visual complexity, richness and depth.
Reflecting on drawing in a digital age
Has drawing changed in an age of digital technology? Debate around the value of drawing has gained impetus as creatives, including artists, designers and makers are increasingly exploring the potential of and are influenced by the burgeoning creative opportunities that digital technologies offer.
Originally trained as a craft potter, Tavs Jorgensen, through his more recent engagement with digital design and productio...
University of the Village. Universities Connecting with Rural Communities is a project undertaken in collaboration between Falmouth University, University of Surrey, University of Glamorgan and BT, and rural communities in Cornwall, Surrey and Wales.
For Truro Cathedral we are aiming to design a new highly inclusive interactive interpretation system. Truro Cathedral has over 200,000 visitors a year, and does a lot educational work in schools, and was looking for highly accessible new technologies solution to simplify their education programme. RFID was selected as the appropriate technology as it very simple to use, and can the wrapped up into standalone application that requires little technical ...
We work between departments and institutions to generate dialogue between academic practitioners from all disciplines so that our research might produce all manner of exotic flower & fruit through the happy (or unhappy!) cross-pollination of ideas.
We have a wordpress blog set up whi...
We are planning to hold four workshops with researchers, industry professionals and other stakeholders to explore how cultural and creative capital can be enhanced in rural communities through the availability of Superfast Broadband. It is envisaged tha...
A rich vein of creativity, resourcefulness, knowledge and skills runs through the villages, towns and cities of the UK where heritage groups, arts centres, allotment holders, sports clubs, craft projects, and a vast array of organisations and societies demonstrate the deeply felt need to ‘do things’, share and connect i...
This collaborative doctoral project between Falmouth University and Arts for Health (Penryn) focuses on the diverse ways in which craft practice can enhance the well-being and health of communities in primary care health...
The Academy for Innovation and Research (AIR), Falmouth University, invites enquiring minds and entrepreneurial souls to a week of activity responding to and communicating changing climate.
Superfast Cornwall Labs is the brand name for the community that is engaged in the key research challenges associated with the roll out of superfast broadband across Cornwall.
Members include Cornwall Development Company, British Telecom, Falmouth University and selected academic institutions and business representatives.
As the first County to benefit from 40Mbs-100 Mbs broadband there is a real opportunity to develop expertise and capacity to make the most of per...
Our Project Jason Cleverly, Justin Marshall & Tim Shear
The museum holds a significant collect...
We engage in a wide range of research and enterprise projects working with regional, national and international research teams and businesses. Our our current focus is on two integrated themes: Sustainable Design & The Digital Economy
The Digital Economy
The creative application and competitive potential of convergent and emerging media technologies to support the development of new types of on-line content, new business models and connected audiences and communities, particualrly relating to opportunities afforded by the implementation of superfast broadband in a rural area,
For general enquiries about research and development opportunities in the Digital Economy theme contact: Professor Phil Stenton email@example.com
The application of contemporary design processes such as user-centred design methodologies and digital prototyping/manufacturing techniques to meet a wide range of social, economic and business challenges that improve financial and environmental sustainability in a rural environment.
For general enquiries about research and development opportunities in the Sustainable Design theme contact: Dr David Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org