Category Archives: Research Institutes and Centres

Intellectual Property and Partnering with Industry Workshop

Do you want to learn about IP?  Protect your knowledge and creations?  Look at ways in which you can work with industry?

Come along to the RSB Workshop and learn more about IP and why you need to protect creations and knowledge when partnering with industry.  This Workshop is facilitated by Christi Mitchell of Highbury Consulting, the University’s partner for IP protection and commercialisation.  Christi brings with her vast experience of supporting Universities and other organisations with their IP.

To book a place on the workshops, please click on the Eventbrite links.

Wednesday, 8th February from 2-4pm in Room 22, Brampton Building, Park Campus

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intellectual-property-and-partnering-with-industry-workshop-tickets-31444626725

Thursday, 23rd February from 2-4pm in the Board Room, Avenue Campus

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/intellectual-property-and-partnering-with-industry-workshop-tickets-31444696935

Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16

Posted on behalf of Prof. Helen Lomax

Visual Innovation: A Methods Workshop #Visual16 – Tuesday 22 November 2016

BSA Postgraduate Forum & Visual Methods Study Group

Being innovative and original is a fundamental part of what we strive for and do as postgraduate students.  We all seek to create new knowledge- be that through method or design.   This event is for us to share, try out and discuss imaginative ideas and practices with each other in a productive, interactive workshop. This event is co-hosted by the BSA Postgraduate Forum and the BSA Visual Methods Study group and offers a practical and exciting opportunity to see the generation, communication and dissemination of participatory and visual methods. Read the rest of this entry

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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Summer School on ‘Doing and Communicating Qualitative Research’; Kingston University London; 4-8 July 2016

This event may be of interest to qualitative researchers:

Keynote by Les Back and workshops by our very own Jane Murray and Helen Lomax:

  • Keynote Address: Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths University of London ‘A qualitative research renaissance: New directions and opportunities’
  • ‘Researching with Children’ Facilitators: Dr Jess Prior, Kingston University, and Dr Jane Murray, University of Northampton
  • ‘Analysing, Generating & Disseminating Visual Data’ Facilitators: Professor Helen Lomax, University of Northampton, and Professor Janet Fink, University of Huddersfield.

Further and the Programme can be downloaded.

May Lunchtime Seminar: Disclosing, withholding and managing emotions in research encounters with ‘hard to reach’ couples

11 May 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Holdenby H39, Park Campus, The University of Northampton

Professor Janet Fink, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

This presentation explores experiences of researching the relationships of ‘hard to reach’ couples; research originating in the ESRC-funded study, Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century and involving 50 couples between the ages of 18 and 65. Read the rest of this entry

Seminar: A monstrous child; childhood disability and the making of the human

Submitted by Sharon Meredith, Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Institute of Health and Wellbeing logoSpeaker: Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole, Senior Research Fellow in Disability Studies & Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2016, 1-2 pm

Venue: Sulgrave, S029, Park Campus, The University of Northampton

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

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PhD Studentship: Transforming Lives, Inspiring Change: Investigating the social impact of university access strategies and approaches

Pay & Expenses: £15000 p.a. (including £1000 research expenses) and tuition fees for 3 years. Please note, the award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only; those not eligible to pay UK/EU tuition fees must demonstrate that they can fund the difference.

 Overview: The social mobility in Higher Education agenda recognises that widening access to University by extending opportunities to gain a place of study is not enough. It is also essential to investigate what happens to students once they embark upon a course, the support they receive, the experiences they undergo and the journey they take through different stages of the learning lifecycle. These phases form the platform upon which activities and learning opportunities can be effectively evaluated, innovation can be facilitated and targeted activities can be developed to address identified priority areas. Read the rest of this entry

Research Internship Opportunity

ioHW_Landscape_CMYKThe project

Currently, there is limited evidence of the impact of engaging in, and completing, NHS Digital Badges on children, young people and their teachers. The focus of the evaluation will be to investigate the psychosocial impact of NHS Digital Badges on children and young people and teachers within a primary school setting.

Aims are to:

  1. explore children and young people’s experiences of engaging in, and completing, digital badges;
  2. investigate the psychosocial effects of participating/completing digital badges with peers and teachers.

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Discipline-related research skills from the School of Social Sciences

SchoolsocscienceThe School of Social Sciences offers a programme of multidisciplinary training workshops. Subject-specific training and support is also offered via a diverse range of specialist research groups. Their programme is open to all PGRs at the University of Northampton.

Workshops coming up in 2016 include Research Impact, Researching with Vulnerable Groups (a joint workshop with the School of Health), and Open Access in the REF. Read the rest of this entry

Discipline-related research skills from the School of Health: open to all

research croppedThe School of Health have recently launched their discipline-related development programme, which includes a range of workshops and seminars on a variety of themes, open to all PGRs at the University of Northampton. This development programme has been designed to support researchers – and those supporting research – in subjects which relate, broadly, to Health and Social Care. The sessions detailed are available to research students (PhD and Professional Doctorate) within the School of Health and from across the University. Staff from the School and further afield are also welcome. Workshops coming up include public involvement, academic writing and research impact. Read the rest of this entry