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About the STAHR Collective

Science, Technology, Arts & Humanities Research Collective


The STAHR Collective is a research-focused collective, directed by Dr Alan Chamberlain. The Collective spans disciplines enabling us to work with a range of Researchers, Academics, Artists, and leading experts to carry out research, create artworks/performances and develop technology which has a social benefit.


The Collective was established to enable, develop, and support new research projects – functioning as both a think-tank and group. By taking this approach we aim to develop a multidisciplinary research culture which spans the arts and sciences which provides a platform to engage with the public and policy/lawmakers in a responsible way. A core part of our mission is to work with the University of Nottingham’s Researcher Academy to create opportunities and support the development of Research Staff (Researchers) at the University of Nottingham, and reaching out to other people, groups and organisations to develop opportunities and encourage different ways of designing and doing research.

Link to our institutional pages by clicking the image above

By bringing people together from a range of research backgrounds we will develop an environment that encourages creativity and inclusivity and supports a range of knowledge-exchange activities. Our creative, sometimes experimental approaches and ways of thinking mean that we can be open, flexible, and responsive.


Current research themes:


  • Applied AI

  • Technology Art & Music (we are particularly interested in the role of AI in Human creativity)

  • Responsible Innovation and Design

  • Experimental Approaches to the Digital Humanities

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Wellbeing & Digital Democracy.

Our membership is international.

The STAHR Collective is cross-faculty and is hosted by the Researcher Academy at the University of Nottingham. Our membership reaches out to include people from across the globe, from multiple disciplines, including partners from Industry, the Arts and the Third Sector – it is open to all members of the research ecosystem.


Please get in touch


Email: Dr Alan Chamberlain

With thanks to our funders and related projects which laid the foundations for this group

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