Author Archives: Nick

Invitation to attend a presentation on Health and Development

Submitted by Dr. Faith Tucker

All are invited to attend a presentation on Health and Development from speaker Sonia Coates. The session is part of GEO2006 Geography and Development.

Speaker: Sonia Coates (UoN alumni)
Date and time: Thursday 9th March, 2017, 4-6pm
Venue: MB8 (Avenue Campus)

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Bowie’s Books: David Bowie and Literature

As an artist, David Bowie is famous for crossing boundaries of genre, form, and identity. But the touring David Bowie Is exhibition, curated by the V&A, has not only promoted an image of Bowie as highly literate and widely read, but documented Bowie’s extensive reading habits for the first time, making explicit the connection between his music, personae, and patterns of reading. The Guardian has followed this up with a list of Bowie’s 100 Must-Read Books. This conference, hosted by the University of Northampton to commemorate the one year anniversary of Bowie’s death, aims to build on this new perspective on Bowie’s work, with a selection of papers that deal with the myriad connections between Bowie and literature.

View full schedule and purchase tickets: Bowie’s Books.

Conference announcement: Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families

Submitted by Dr. Faith Tucker

Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families: crossing boundaries, sharing stories

Wednesday 7th September 2016, 09.30-16.30

Newton building, Avenue Campus

Boundary-crossing research methods, projects, debates and collaborations are increasingly valued and fostered by research funders, and are increasingly understood to produce rich, impactful and important research, but can also cause interdisciplinary tensions and challenges.  In these contexts the conference will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines to explore: (1) collaboration between different academic disciplines; (2) the development of collaborative research methods and practices; (3) interactions between different institutions’ ways of working, and (4) new interdisciplinary ways of thinking/writing about children, youth and families.  Professor Claire Freeman (University of Otago) will be giving a keynote address.  Details of how to register for the conference can be found here.

For further information, please contact Dr Faith Tucker (faith.tucker@northampton.ac.uk).

Lunchtime seminar: Anorexia and Social Media

Join Anna Lavis (University of Birmingham) for the Institute of Health and Wellbeing‘s lunchtime seminar Anorexia and Social Media: Ethnographic Explorations and Clinical Implications on Wednesday 8 June.

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Have your say on reference management

Do you use RefWorks? Mendeley? OneNote, Papers, CiteULike? Do they improve your life, or raise your blood pressure? Is there anything you wish they did, or didn’t do? Do you avoid them altogether?

All researchers and staff are invited to take part in our survey on the use of reference managers. This is part of a project within Library and Learning Services looking at support and provision for reference management and citation services.
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Dates changes to NECTAR deposits

We’ve made some changes to the way dates are recorded in NECTAR with a new plugin called Dates, Dates, Dates. This will enable us to capture multiple date types for research outputs, which will improve the data we record, and enable us to capture required information to support HEFCE, RCUK and other funder policies.

This post explains the changes and tells you what you need to know to use the new Dates field.

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Psychology research seminar: Weird Science

Submitted by Dr. Helen Clegg

The next Psychology Research Seminar will be on Wednesday 16th March at 3.30pm in Fawsley room 43.  The talk is by Professor Christopher French and titled Weird Science: An Introduction to Anomalistic Psychology

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Lunchtime seminar: Mental Health Training for Primary Health Practitioners

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing are holing a lunchtime seminar on Wednesday 10 February in Cottesbrooke room C328. The seminar is presented by Dr. Sheila Hardy and titled Mental Health Training for Primary Health Practitioners. Read on for full details.

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Psychology seminar: suicide and Autism Spectrum Conditions

The next Psychology seminar, What do we know about suicidality in Autism Spectrum Conditions?, takes place on Wednesday 27th January at 3:30pm in Fawsley room 43. The speaker will be Dr Sarah Cassidy from the Centre for Research in Psychology Behaviour and Achievement at Coventry University.

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Researcher wanted for reference management review

The Library and Learning Services Research Support team would like to recruit a University of Northampton PhD researcher to work on a review of reference management and citation software provision at the University.

The project will primarily involve the gathering and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, focusing on staff and postgraduate experience and requirements regarding reference management. There will also be an opportunity for the PhD researcher to mentor an undergraduate URB@N student researching the undergraduate experience.

The project runs from Jan – July 2016, with an anticipated 50 hours researcher input and a payment of £600 on completion.

For further details, please contact nick.dimmock@northampton.ac.uk.