Line Up and Take Note: Interdisciplinary research can be fun

Eva Krockow - Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

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University research has long been limited by rigid boundaries of different academic disciplines or fields of study. Traditionally, each discipline is represented by separate University faculties, conferences and academic journals. As more researchers begin to recognise the creative value of interdisciplinary work, our team in health sciences is supporting this positive development. An example is a recent conference that we hosted to share and discuss our findings of cross-cultural differences in antibiotic prescribing. We united medical microbiologists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, economists and political scientists. The uniquely diverse workshop used interactive hands-on activities to enable networking, and it was fun, too!