THE interviews Professor Dame Ann Dowling

Sidney engineer makes the case for supporting 'use-inspired' research

In a wide-ranging interview with Times Higher Education Professor Dame Ann Dowling - who is head of the Department of Engineering and has been nominated by the council of the Royal Academy of Engineering to become its next president - argues for a reappraisal of the value of applied research.

If research is to make a difference, funding needs to carry on until an idea is ready to be implemented, she says, rather than simply looking for what is the next new thing.

You can be read more by following the link to the Times Higher Education's website.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2014.

News item posted Sunday, 3rd May 2015