Category Archives: School of Social Sciences

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

Conference: Approaches to Inequalities

The programme for the forthcoming Approaches to Inequalities conference to be held on the 22nd June at the University of Northampton is now available.

Following the last hugely successful Approaches to Inequalities conference, once again there are some excellent keynote speakers and papers lined up, as well as a panel discussion relating to equality in the criminal justice system.  There is also have a reception following the conference which is hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor to highlight the excellent work undertaken by the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA).

Information about the conference can also be found here:


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.

Call for papers – Approaches to Inequalities Conference

You are invited to submit a paper to the Approaches to Inequalities Conference to be held on the 22nd June 2016 at The University of Northampton. This link takes you to a poster giving further information about the keynote and conference streams, including a doctoral stream. Approaches to inequalities Call for papers

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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Seminar: #selfie: Explorations of feminine identity in social media

Submitted by Dr Helen Clegg

The next psychology research seminar will be on Wednesday 24th February 2016 in F43. The speaker will be Dr Lisa Lazard from The Open University. Her talk and abstract are below:

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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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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

Two transfer seminars coming up – support your fellow researchers

SchoolsocscienceYou are cordially invited to the transfer seminars of two of our research students, Umar Kyari and Joanne Alexander, both from the School of Social Sciences.

Umar’s seminar will be held on Monday 14th December from 2-2:30pm in Sulgrave S010, Park Campus and his study title is “Networks of Protest: The Role of New Social Media in the Arab Spring uprising”.

Joanne’s seminar will be held on January 18th 2016 at 15:00 in room N25, Naseby, Park Campus. Entitled “Deconstructing the Intergenerational Transmission of Family Violence”, the seminar may be of interest to those studying/working in the fields of social work, psychology, nursing, health and wellbeing, and sociology.

Please do go along and support your fellow researchers.

Transfer seminar – exploring the lived experiences of tattooed women

Charlotte Dann Images of Research 2014-15You are invited to PhD student Charlotte Dann’s transfer seminar on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 9am in Cottesbrooke C119 on Park Campus.  Charlotte is based in the Psychology division in the School of Social Sciences and her PhD explores the lived experiences of tattooed women.

Please come along, all welcome.