Professor Keri Facer
Professor Keri Facer specialises in how university knowledge can be combined with the knowledge of organisations and communities outside the university.
Professor Keri Facer works on how university knowledge can be combined with the knowledge of organisations and communities outside the university. She is Leadership Fellow for the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Connected Communities Programme. This programme brings together a wide variety of organisations from outside the university – from local authorities and arts groups, to heritage sector and SMEs – together with university academics to create new partnerships and research. Her latest publication ‘Creating Living Knowledge’ explores some of the strengths and tensions in these partnerships (https://connected-communities.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Creating-Living-Knowledge.Final_.pdf). In her own research, Keri has collaborated with a wide range of partners – from the BBC and Microsoft, to the city farm and local museums and arts centres. She is currently working with Bristol City Council and with Runnymede Trust, amongst others, on projects that address the questions: ‘How do cities learn?’ and ‘How can we build stronger relationships between universities and BME communities’.