From the arts and humanities to the biomedical sciences, interdisciplinary research offers unparalleled opportunities for creating kinds of knowledge that would not be possible within disciplinary boundaries. And yet creating successful and genuinely interdisciplinary collaborations remains an elusive goal for many who undertake them. What makes interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations work… and not work? How can the practical wisdom generated within such collaborations—the achievements, the surprises and the lessons learned—be shared with others?
To explore answers to these questions, we created Working Knowledge. Our collection of practical resources will be of interest to academic and non-academic researchers and practitioners who want to work in an interdisciplinary manner, funders who are interested in supporting interdisciplinary research, University research management and research offices.
Working Knowledge was initially developed and launched in 2015 by Hearing the Voice – a ten-year interdisciplinary research project on voice-hearing funded by the Wellcome Trust (2012–2022). It is now supported by Durham’s Institute for Medical Humanities.