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We are delighted to announce that Professor Roni Reiter-Palmon will join us as opening Keynote Speaker at our virtual showcase! Prof. Reiter-Palmon is an internationally recognised expert in creativity, and we are honoured to have her join us.

Prof Roni Reiter-Palmon is the Varner Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and the Director of the I/O Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research focuses on creativity and innovation in the workplace, cognitive processes and individual difference variables that influence creative performance of individuals and teams, development of creativity and leadership skills, and methodology.

Follow Roni on twitter: @RRPcreativity

We are also thrilled to have Professor Jonathan Plucker join us as our closing Keynote Speaker! Prof Plucker has presented at our UKCR conferences before, and we’re very grateful for his continued support.

Prof Jonathan Plucker is the Julian C. Stanley Endowed Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, where he works in the Center for Talented Youth and School of Education. His research examines creativity and intelligence, education policy, and talent development. Recent books include Excellence Gaps in Education with Scott Peters, From Giftedness to Gifted Education with Anne Rinn and Matt Makel, Intelligence 101 with Amber Esping, and Creativity and Innovation.

Follow Jonathan on twitter: @JonathanPlucker

Short Talks

After the opening keynote address, we will host a series of short presentations. Each speaker has previously presented at a UKCR conference, and we’re so pleased to have them back to update us on their work. This series covers a broad range of topics within the field of creativity research, which we’re sure will spark interest and inspiration.

Following our opening keynote address, Dr Amory Danek (University of Heidelberg) will begin our series of short presentations, with work titled: ‘True insights, false insights: Do Aha! experiences signal truth?’ Dr Danek first presented at the UKCR 2018 conference, at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Then, Chris Wilson (Aston University) will update us on work titled: ‘Creativity and innovation in higher education: Considering the impact of Covid-19’. Mr Wilson presented at our last UKCR conference in 2019 at University of Central Lancashire.

Prof Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas (Glasgow Caledonian University London) will follow, presenting work titled: ‘Individualism, collectivism and creativity: Context and culture in the 21st century’. Prof Radclyffe-Thomas also presented for the first time at UKCR 2018, at UCLan.

Then, Dr Kathryn Friedlander (The University of Buckingham) will present to us work titled: ‘Does the Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire measure what we imagine?’ Dr Friedlander presented at the very first UKCR conference at Edinburgh Napier University, in 2017.

Our final short presentation of the series will be by Dr Gillian Hill (The University of Buckingham), with work titled: ‘Big C and Diversity’. Dr Hill is one of the founding members of UKCR so has been around every conference, but first presented at UKCR 2019 at UCLan.

Thank you very much to each of our esteemed speakers, we’re really excited to have you involved again!