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    • Large eddy simulation of the flow past a circular cylinder at super-critical Reynolds numbers

      Ahmadi, Mohammad; Yang, Zhiyin; University of Derby (ASME, 2020-09)
      Turbulent flow past a circular cylinder at super-critical Reynolds numbers is simulated using large eddy simulation in this study. A novel combination of O- and H-grid structures is used to reduce mesh cells and, in turn, the computational cost. To investigate the influence of sub-grid scale (SGS) models on the accuracy of simulations, four different SGS models are applied to simulate the flow. In this study, the effect of mesh resolution near the wall on the accuracy of results is also evaluated by applying different y+ values at the wall. The results show that due to the complexity of the flow around the cylinder particularly at high Reynolds numbers, using very high resolution mesh near the cylinder wall, can not guarantee the accuracy of results and other parameters such as mesh resolutions at the top and bottom shear layers and the wake shortly behind the cylinder should be considered appropriately.
    • Documents, Alternatives #4

      Bartram, Angela; University of Derby (2020-09)
      The on-line curated exhibition ‘Documents, Alternatives #4’, by Angela Bartram, aims to isolate, address, find and utilize appropriate means to translate a diverse range of practice digitally whilst remaining true to its artistic intent. It offers a series of responses through the format of an on-line exhibition of ephemeral artworks, that is designed to self-curate with each user visit. The artworks have undergone physical and conceptual change as they have travelled through each of three gallery situated exhibitions as part of the series already, with this being the fourth. Each iteration is an integral part of a conversation, with the artworks adapting and transforming with each exhibition to form a continuing dialogue. With the three previous gallery-based ‘Document, Alternatives’ exhibitions, this online version sets the agenda for how the ephemeral artwork is re-staged via non-tangible means to produce a document that is both virtually static and physically unfixed. This work is part of the Alternative Document, a large-scale multi-mode project that occupies the complex, yet topical terrain of documentation, acting in response to the antithetical practices of lens-based methods historically used to archive and record ephemeral works. An evaluation and re-shaping of artworks (the performance, installation, projection and participatory practice first exhibited as part of the Alternative Document, Project Space Plus, 2016) will establish how best to communicate and translate ephemera via web-based digital resources. Contributing to the extremely topical conversation in the field of appropriate and different modes of archive, this will lead to a resource that will be available to, and inform new audiences on the complexities and potential of the subject. The project aims to accommodate diversity of approach and access, and to include multiple voices and modes of output, and to this end will research and develop creative ways to establish a user-friendly on-line resource.  The archive for the whole project can also be found on this site, including: #1: Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent, 17 November - 16 December 2017 #2: Verge Gallery, Sydney, 18 January – 24 February 2018 #3: BSAD Gallery, Bath Spa, 20 April – 1 May 2018
    • Understanding ‘vulnerability’ and ‘political skill’ in academy middle management during organisational change in professional youth football

      Gibson, Luke; Groom, Ryan; University of Derby; Manchester Metropolitan University (Taylor and Francis, 2020-09-15)
      The use of political skill to further employees’ self-interests and their ability to cope with ambiguity and employment vulnerability during periods of organizational change is an important yet under researched phenomenon. Taking a middle management perspective, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the experiences of Richard, a newly appointed professional youth football Academy Manager during the process of organizational change. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, formal academy team meetings, co-worker interviews, and informal observations and conversations, which were analyzed through the process of narrative analysis. Findings highlighted the hierarchical sensemaking challenges of vertically ‘managing up’ (e.g. Chairman, Board of Directors, 1st Team Manager) and ‘managing down’ (e.g. academy employees), and horizontally ‘managing across’ (e.g. Head of Coaching) during the process of organizational change. Importantly, managing expectations and influencing significant others, through skilled micro-political activity, was central to successfully negotiating the ambiguity and vulnerabilities of organizational life during change.
    • MRI brain classification using the quantum entropy LBP and deep-learning-based features

      Hasan, Ali M.; Jalab, Hamid A.; Ibrahim, Rabha W.; Meziane, Farid; AL-Shamasneh, Ala’a R.; Obaiys, Suzan J.; Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad 10001, Iraq; University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia; Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 758307, Vietnam; University of Derby; et al. (MDPI AG, 2020-09-15)
      Brain tumor detection at early stages can increase the chances of the patient’s recovery after treatment. In the last decade, we have noticed a substantial development in the medical imaging technologies, and they are now becoming an integral part in the diagnosis and treatment processes. In this study, we generalize the concept of entropy di erence defined in terms of Marsaglia formula (usually used to describe two di erent figures, statues, etc.) by using the quantum calculus. Then we employ the result to extend the local binary patterns (LBP) to get the quantum entropy LBP (QELBP). The proposed study consists of two approaches of features extractions of MRI brain scans, namely, the QELBP and the deep learning DL features. The classification of MRI brain scan is improved by exploiting the excellent performance of the QELBP–DL feature extraction of the brain in MRI brain scans. The combining all of the extracted features increase the classification accuracy of long short-term memory network when using it as the brain tumor classifier. The maximum accuracy achieved for classifying a dataset comprising 154 MRI brain scan is 98.80%. The experimental results demonstrate that combining the extracted features improves the performance of MRI brain tumor classification.
    • Underpinning prosociality: Age related performance in theory of mind, empathic understanding, and moral reasoning

      Spenser, Karin; Bull, Ray; Betts, Lucy; Winder, Belinda; University of Derby; Nottingham Trent University (Elsevier BV, 2020-09-06)
      This paper investigates the idea that Theory of Mind (ToM), empathic understanding and moral reasoning are linked, and together contribute to prosocial behaviour. All three cognitive processes are explored in adolescents (aged 14–17 years), young-adults (aged 18–24 years) and middle-adults (aged 25–55). A statistically significant age-related difference was found on all measures between the adolescent group and the middle-adult group. Except for verbal ToM, all measures detected a statistically significant age-related difference between the adolescent group and the young adult group. However, except for verbal and visual ToM, no statistically significant age-related difference was found between the young-adult and middle-adult groups. A small to medium positive association was found between each of the five measures. These findings suggest that beyond adolescence ToM, empathic understanding, and moral reasoning might be improved which could be useful to researchers and practitioners interested in the later enhancement of prosociality in older individuals.
    • Feature: Angela Bartram - 366:366 (eventually; animated; finally), 2016-2020

      Bartram, Angela; University of Derby (Invert/Extant, 2020-09-15)
      For the leap year of 2016 I exhaled on an etching plate every day, at roughly 8pm. 366 breaths layered on the same surface, in the same place, and at roughly the same time. Each breath took about four seconds to lay on an A5 zinc etching plate. So, roughly 1464 seconds in total, or just over twenty-four minutes, or a third of an hour…that is a lot of breath. I had worked with the mouth as an instrument for drawing and object making in performances and other ways for years, and this work is part of that practice. The mouth, what some theorists would term a vulnerable orifice, made useful and invulnerable (perhaps) through creative process. But surely this was doomed to failure, for how could breathing produce an image in this way? Really, I didn’t care. For this was an exploration of repetition within process, the mundane within the order of making.
    • Assessment of drag reduction devices mounted on a simplified tractor-trailer truck model

      Charles, Terrance; Yang, Zhiyin; Lu, Yiling; Coventry University; University of Derby (Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, 2020-09-14)
      Aerodynamic drag reduction of tractor-trailer combination trucks is critically important to improve their fuel consumption which consequently results in lower emissions. One practical method to reduce aerodynamic drag of a truck is by mounting drag reduction devices on the truck. This paper presents a numerical study of turbulent flow over a simplified tractortrailer truck with different drag reduction devices mounted on the truck using the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) approach to assess the effectiveness of those devices in drag reduction around the tractor-trailer gap region. Three cases with different drag reduction devices have been studied and significant drag reduction (above 30%) has been achieved for all three cases. Detailed analysis of the flow field has been carried out to understand drag reduction mechanisms, and it shows that no matter what drag reduction devices are deployed the drag reduction is mainly due to the reduced pressure on the front face of the trailer, and a small proportion of the drag reduction is due to the reduced turbulent kinetic energy in the gap region.
    • Supply chain management 4.0: Literature review and research framework

      Zekhnini, K., Cherrafi, A., Bouhaddou, I., Benghabrit, Y., Garza-Reyes, J.A.; University of Derby (Emerald, 2020-09-23)
      This article presents a review of the existing state-of-the-art literature concerning Supply Chain Management 4.0 (SCM 4.0) and identifies and evaluates the relationship between digital technologies and Supply Chain Management. A literature review of state-of-the-art publications in the subject field and a bibliometric analysis were conducted. The paper identifies the impact of novel technologies on the different supply chain processes. Furthermore, the paper develops a roadmap framework for future research and practice. The proposed work is useful for both academics and practitioners as it outlines the pillar components for every supply chain transformation. It also proposes a range of research questions that can be used as a base to guide the future research direction of the field. This paper presents a novel and original literature review-based study on SCM4.0 as no comprehensive review is available where bibliometric analysis, motivations, barriers and technologies’ impact on different SC processes have been considered.
    • Persistence in silver prices and the influence of solar energy

      Apergis, Nicholas; Gil-Alana, Luis; Carmona-González, Nieves; University of Derby; University of Navarra; University Francisco de Vitoria (Elsevier, 2020-09-14)
      This paper deals with the analysis of silver prices and the influence of solar energy production on its behaviour. For this purpose, the analysis uses long memory methods based on fractional integration and cointegration. The results indicate that the two variables are very persistent, though any long run equilibrium relationship between them is not observed. Nevertheless, the results illustrate some short-run negative effects from solar energy capacity on silver prices.
    • Benchmarking of sustainability to assess practices and performances of the management of the end of life cycle of electronic products: a study of Brazilian manufacturing companies

      Gonçalves da Costa, L., Espíndola Ferreira, J.C., Kumar, V., Garza-Reyes, J.A.; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil; University of the West of England; University of Derby (Springer, 2020-09-22)
      The relentless pursuit of lower production costs causes companies to invest in more efficient production systems so that they can remain economically competitive, while the actions focusing on more sustainable operations from an environmental point of view are usually performed to meet the political government regulating environmental control. However, it is common for companies to focus their efforts to minimize the environmental impacts at an early stage of the product life cycle, neglecting sustainability management in the post-use phase. Given the context, this study seeks to develop sustainability indicators that can be used by the electronics industry to assess the level of practice and performance during production that are related to product recovery after the use phase, in order to better understand how companies are acting to reduce the environmental impacts of their products at the end of their life cycle. Initially, critical success factors related to environmental management of the product’s end-of-life are obtained. Then, some of those critical success factors are prioritized, giving rise to the indicators of sustainability used in the benchmarking method. Benchmarking was performed in electronics Brazilian companies, and the data was obtained by means of a questionnaire and interviews. It is concluded from the results that the proposed indicators are suitable for measuring the levels of practices and performance of the participant companies in environmental management at the end of the product life cycle as the indicators were able to portray faithfully the reality of each company.
    • CaCO3 Composite Images

      Jones, Rhiannon; Kelly, Traci; University of Derby (2019-11)
      A series of composite images were created to explore research-creation as a methodology for Kelly and Jones, through which they embraced the unknown as a way to inform and develop the series of works into conceptual thinking around chalk deposits from past marine lives and how this is distilled into visual and audial practice. Kelly and Jones worked in two sites - an old school stairwell and a chalk pit and used their own bodies as sculptural soundscapes to form fragile and precarious interplay with the site. The documenation from the explorative residencies in the two sites in turn became the artwork and formed the series of composite images that were then commissioned by The Glass Tank, Oxford. The composite images create a visual relationship that explores the interplay between between the artists body as site and landscape as site.
    • Sculptural works CaCO3

      Jones, Rhiannon; Kelly, Traci; University of Derby (2020-01)
      Sculptural Works CaCO3 series were produced to explore writing-as-becoming. The works question the material world of the human and non-human body (chalk deposits from past marine life), in order to explore the dialogic relationship of the female body and its relationship to authorship and the writerly. The sculptural works were created as interactive documentation of the research enquiry to excavate the work. The sculptural works produced the following sculptures, which were later commissioned for display at The Glass Tank, Oxford 2020. The works produced were: 1. Screwed chalk (see images) 2. Steps and hosiery (see images) 3. Strata (see images) Through creating the sculptures we repurposed the traditional idea of exhibiting visual art as display and as fixed point to exhibiting as research and as touch – to feel the way to the next level, to allow others to intervene and alter course, expand discourse.
    • Chalk Drawings

      Jones, Rhiannon; Kelly, Traci; University of Derby (2020-01)
      The chalk drawings created were in response to exploring the relationship between body through breath and past life. The act of drawing through alternative gestures and use of the body and the relationship between writing as a female form and act. It explored the fragile nature of writing through the material relationship to paper and the non liner and use of the fold and the edges. The work provoked a discourse as to the conditions and gestures that precede writing.
    • Optimal design of cold roll formed steel channel sections under bending considering both geometry and cold work effects

      Qadir, Sangar; Nguyen, Van Bac; Hajirasouliha, Iman; Cartwright, Brian; English, Martin; University of Derby; University of Sheffield; Hadley Industries plc (Elsevier, 2020-09-17)
      Optimal design of a structural member is a design process of selecting alternative forms to obtain its maximum strength while maintaining the same weight, leading to the most economical and efficient structure. Amongst steel structures, cold rolled steel ones can effectively gain this requirement as they are thin-walled structures that offer the high ratio of strength over weight. However, the design is very challenging as these members are prone to buckling and failure at low loads. In this paper, the buckling and ultimate strength of cold rolled channel sections was studied using numerical modelling. In order to improve the section strength, the development of various alternative cold rolled formed sections included additional bends such as intermediate stiffeners. The section strength was optimised through a practical approach which altered the stiffener’s position and shape and searched for maximum buckling and ultimate strength under bending. In this approach, a nonlinear Finite Element model was first developed for an industrial channel beam subjected to four-point bending tests and this model was validated against experimental test data. The verified model was then used to conduct a parametric study in which the effects of a stiffener’s properties on the section strength including its position, shape, size and material properties by the cold work at bends were investigated in detail. Several different cold rolled channel sections having intermediate stiffeners at web and flanges with and without the cold work effect on material properties at the stiffener’s bends were considered for this investigation. In addition, a design method, the Direct Strength Method (DSM), was utilised to take into account the effects of a stiffener’s properties on the section strength and results were compared with the Finite Element modelling results. It was found that some significant improvements were obtained for the section strength of the optimised sections in comparison to the original sections. An optimal shape for the channel section with maximum ultimate strength in distortional buckling could be obtained with both the stiffeners’ position, shape, size and quantity, and the cold work effect. The cold work effect was found most significant in the cases of changing the width of the web stiffeners and the position of the flange stiffeners. It also revealed that, the currently available DSM beam design curve for distortional buckling provided good agreement in predicting buckling load and ultimate strength capacity for most of the considered sections with and without the cold work effect included; however, the DSM provided overestimate results compared to the Finite Element model results in the sections with web intermediate stiffeners, in particular, when the tip of web intermediate stiffener moved away from the web-flange junction in the horizontal direction.
    • Deploying Kaizen events in the manufacturing industry: An investigation into managerial factors

      Garza-Reyes, J.A., Christopoulos, C., Kumar, A., Luthra, S., Gonzalez Aleu, F., Kumar, V., Villarreal, B.; University of Derby; University of Warwick; London Metropolitan University; Ranbir State Institute of Engineering & Technology, India; Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico (Taylor & Francis, 2020-09-24)
      Despite the extensive research on Continuous Improvement (CI), limited reflection has been reported regarding the managerial factors needed to successfully deploy Kaizen Events (KEs). This study investigates various managerial aspects that affect the implementation of KEs. After conducting a literature review and gathering experts’ inputs, the objectives of the study and six research questions were formulated. A survey questionnaire responded by 175 manufacturing organisations was designed and validated. A combined approach of descriptive statistics and one-way ANOVA tests were used to analyse the collected data. Besides other ‘soft’ aspects, the results determine: (1) the drivers and barriers in the pre-implementation stage of KEs; (2) the critical success factors and challenges related to the implementation stage of KEs; (3) the reasons that result in unsuccessful KEs; and (4) the reasons that stop organisations from running KEs. The study provides insights into an under-researched topic by looking at different phases of KEs implementation. The study contributes to the contingency and the RBV theories by offering an understanding of the importance of different contingencies and resources planning for KEs implementation. The findings are beneficial for industrialists who may aim at driving CIs in their organisations through the implementation of KEs.
    • Integrated reporting

      Conway, Elaine; Robertson, Fiona; Ugiagbe-Green, Iwi; University of Derby; Leeds Beckett University; University of Leeds (Palgrave, 2021-07-30)
    • For We Are Made Of Lines

      Jones, Rhiannon; Kelly, Traci; University of Derby (University of Melbourne, 2020-09)
      As a poetic exploration of the collaborative practice of Kelly + Jones (2014-2020), this article critiques processes employed by the artists to excavate writing and site with attention to aspects of sound. The sites of investigation include a disused quarry in Cambridge, UK . The use of the chalk quarry creates a unique ambience/ambiance – which can be considered theoretically in relation to phenomenological, dialogical, and post- feminist perspectives, in tandem with a partnered site of an old staircase with integral chalkboard in a former inner-city Victorian school. The site-specific nature of the investigation requires that environmental ambience is noted and processed through the body as a material quality instrumental in rendering form. The material ambience of site is also embroiled with the cultural ambiance of received convention and practices that seep into diverse modes of expression through and off the body that is inescapably conditioned by the translation of social relations. Also to consider is an inter-relational translation from environment to tissue where cultural memory embeds in the yet-to-emerge gestures of the anticipated. Throughout this text ambience is a reference to physical and sensed qualities and ambiance to the cultural uptake that conditions individual subjectivity within its political realm. The gouging and scarring of the landscape where chalk has been blasted, hacked and removed, and the striking of surfaces inherent in chalk on board in regimes of education and enculturation chime with the violent and strident nature of writing a subject into being, even more evident in acts of resistance. The sifting of dust particles into the lungs of workers and educators are a reaction inducing irritant causing bodies to spasm in coughs and soft tissue to mobilise and swell. The artists value this material and cultural aspect as a site of troublesome proliferation on the side of the feminine. The collaborative writing offers a glimpse into the artists’ questioning of the material world of the human body and the spent bodies of marine-life which create chalk deposits, in order to explore the dialogic relationship of the body and its ambiant hauntological qualities . Though the project holds personal resonance and subjectivities for the artists tethered to site intimacy, in this instance they opt to share their research through the distance of third person. Through the culturally received dominance of the masculine empirical voice this could be viewed as a replication and appropriation of a hierarchical voice-as-trope rather than a subversion towards the non-binary. The artists have different intentions for use. By putting aside the intimacy of the first person the artists intend to draw attention to the there-yet-not-there qualities of the hauntological scene and to perhaps open a space where the reader can insert their own subjectivity as they wander through a newly encountered and perhaps dense terrain. A reader may find their own ways to enter the unoccupied space of first person and disrupt the flow of words and events, altering the course of the article within their individual encounter. Similarly, the practical research around writing resists using text because of its inherently hierarchical disposition in terms of gender, race and class codes and exclusions. By refusing to offer decipherable text in the practical investigations the artists set up an alternative provocation utilising grammatical signs and symbols. By tampering with the form and avoiding the defining sense of a word they aim to resist boundaries and enable ‘the structural enigma which inaugurates the scene of writing’. (Castricano 2001) As part of their investigation into the site of writing, this essay creatively contemplates the role of the body as an instrument for making and storing sculptural sound documentation to excavate work based on re/calling, un/calling, production and erasure within phenomenological experience. Kelly + Jones embrace the unknown within research-creation as the ground for potentiality in thinking around chalk’s materiality and the cultural significance of mark-making as a condition of writing a subject into being. The collaboration probes how this might be distilled into enmeshed visual and audial practice through creating a micro-ecology of sound-body interventions. Through their improvised gestures ambiance is situated as a dis/embodied oscillation that only exists in the moment of interplay between artists and site, which the artists consider live ‘jamming sessions’ within a responsive and improvised practice. The unforetold of improvisation and the discursive nature of ambiance necessitate the grapple of emergent subjectivity and its possible transgressions. The relationship between sound-body-landscape blurs the lines of formation of ambiance, as a site of re/action. Ambiance’s unfaithful and generative translation into gesture resists ontological distinctions and casts shimmering generative interplays. The exploratory works in the quarry consider the artist as instrument and sensitised corporeal recording device, the pit as echo chamber, and the artists’ interventions in the site as soundscapes – visceral, live scores that are embodied. The positioning of the artists’ bodies as a point of resonance in building sculptural soundscapes constitutes a fragile and precarious interplay with the site. This evolving body of work is a series of multimedia-based artefacts and live works that explore the contextual process of writing through the body and the writing of sound-as-site into being.
    • Kelly and Jones In Conversation with Seers in Residence Artists for The Glass Tank

      Jones, Rhiannon; Kelly, Traci; University of Derby; Oxford Brookes University (2020-04)
      This research event took place during lockdown online so that Kelly and Jones could share insights and learnings of the exhibition process with the seers. Kelly and Jones invited the seers to consider the geographical site(s) of chalk deposit, the original residency site of a Victorian school staircase and our own bodies as a site. In addition to this Kelly and Jones extend an invitation to the seers to create site-specific responses to the exhibiting context. The conversation was hosted by Kelly and Jones with Seers researchers: Janice Howard BFA (Oxon), MA, SFHEA. Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Professor Helen Walkington BSc, PGCE, MSc. PhD, FRGS, NTF, PFHEA. Department of Social Sciences Deborah Pills BA Fine Art, Year 3 Kate Mohony Associate Lecturer Fine Art The outcome of this sharing event is a series of further research questions relating to the female form, marine life and performativity of the body. It also addressed the effectiveness and problematics of using practice as research as both a curatorial method for installing and working as an artist live in the context of a gallery setting; and the use of micro residencies as a methodology for practice as research. These discussions and reflections are now the basis for a series of essays and performative gestures that will form a new publication for late 2020/early 2021.
    • Distilled

      Jones, Rhiannon; Kelly, Traci; Wrexham Glyndwr University (2021-03)
      This solo exhibition by Kelly and Jones explores the researchers use of the language of the pharmacy in relation to writing and chalk e.g. display methods including evaporating dishes. THIS EXHIBITION HAS BEEN MOVED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID19
    • Kelly and Jones : The Glass Tank Seers in Residence CaCO3

      Jones, Rhiannon; Kelly, Traci; University of Derby; Oxford Brookes University (2020-02)
      Kelly and Jones' research explores a decentralised and phenomenological methodology for approaching shared research dynamics. The Kelly and Jones : The Glass Tank Seers in Residence CaCO3 project approaches investigation as a non-hierarchical, non-linear series of happenings that privilege knowledge as a mingling and arrangement of rhythms and textures in anticipation of the appearing of the not-yet-seen. The Seers in Residence research model was first developed by Traci Kelly (2012). Kelly and Jones proposed that this model should form part of their practice as research exhibition at TheGlassTank, Oxford Brookes University, 2020 with an expanded scope to create a research opportunity not only across disciplines as previously but and also across generations of researchers. The innovative intervention into exhibiting-as-research, created an inter-departmental, cross-disciplinary and inter-university research opportunity for four female researchers. The intergenerational grouping of researchers was also key to the process and included a management/senior researcher, a lecturer/ researcher, a PhD candidate and a third year B.A. Fine Art student. The result was the process built an intergenerational experience to benefit all participants by allowing integrated critical futures to develop within the Oxford Brookes University environment. Feedback from the residencies has been highly positive with students and staff commenting that they don’t normally get to witness their lecturers in active practice-as-research. The residencies also keep a static exhibition enlivened throughout its duration. The methodology: *The three-hour micro residencies were dependent upon a commitment by Oxford Brookes University to a resulting integrated publication on the different research areas and responses in order to disseminate the research. The micro–residencies took place once a week x 1 or twice a week x 2 depending on the duration of the exhibition. The invited seers were: Janice Howard BFA (Oxon), MA, SFHEA. Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Professor Helen Walkington BSc, PGCE, MSc. PhD, FRGS, NTF, PFHEA. Department of Social Sciences Deborah Pills BA Fine Art, Year 3 Kate Mohony Associate Lecturer Fine Art Through this unique method by Kelly and Jones they worked in depth with an appropriate and coherent process of practice as research. The context of creating and inviting other researchers to have a micro-residency and to site their occupations within the Kelly and Jones exhibition at The Glass Tank established practical reflection points through our own research and the trajectories of the seers own research interests - working in parallel. The outcome of the seers residency programme and its engagement with the Kelly and Jones exhibition as part of the research enquiry We were able to decentralise the research by opening it up to other researchers at various stages in their career without hierarchy. We have moved outside of the Fine Art community to gain fresh insight into our theory framework and site knowledge; this was evidence by seer and geographer Professor Helen Walkington who brought new insight about the presence of flint within chalk beds and their significance around human activity.