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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

Research Internship Opportunity

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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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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.

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

Next Grounded Theory Forum – 11th November 2015

Submitted by Sarah Neill

The Grounded Theory Forum will meet next Wednesday in  the 11th November from 1-3pm, in Y105, Park Campus. Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson has kindly offered to lead a discussion on Teaching Grounded Theory.

For more information and to register please email Sarah Neill.

Catching the Living Naming the Dead: DNA in Forensic Science – Thursday 26th November 2015

Mark JoblingYou are invited to a guest lecture delivered by Professor Mark Jobling on Thursday 26 November at 5.15pm in Sunley Conference Centre. Professor Mark Jobling, Professor of Genetics in the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics is passionate about communicating science to the public and has recently spoken out against the business of genetic ancestry. Mark has spent his career working in the area of human evolutionary biology where he focuses on the genetics of the sex chromosomes. This has led him to explore diverse topics such as the genetic legacy of Genghis Khan, whether we can confidently predict surnames from Y-DNA forensic profiles (focusing on Viking migrations), the impact of Diasporas on the making of Britain and the possible role of Y chromosome gene variants that increase risk for coronary artery disease. Read the rest of this entry

Research Internship – Sharing Stories Programme Evaluation

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing is pleased to offer an internship for a suitably skilled student or recent graduate.

Sharing Stories Programme Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Alison Ward

The Sharing Stories Programme is delivered by storyteller Miranda Quinney at Peace Hospice Care in Watford. Through a series of workshops, Miranda works with people in palliative care to tell their life stories, which are then recorded as a legacy to leave their families. During her work Miranda has noticed significant benefit to the participants of the workshops and their families. This evaluation will begin the process of evidencing the impact on participants, which will be used to inform the roll out of storytelling across other Hospices. Read the rest of this entry

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015 is now open and all postgraduate research students are encouraged to take part.

The survey is open until 14th May 2015.

Eligible research students can access the survey in two ways:
1) follow the unique link in the email invitation I have sent
2) log in with their student number as the username and the password ‘PRES2015’ at https://heasurveys.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/postgraduate-research-experience-survey-pres-2015-7

The survey will take only around 15 minutes to complete.

If you would like more information about PRES please contact me by email (david.watson@northampton.ac.uk) or by telephone (01604 892812). You can download previous PRES final reports from: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/pres.

Negotiating Mixed Ethnicity/Heritage Relationships Seminar

Wednesday 24th June 2015, 9:45 am to 3.15 pm. Room 152, Jaguar Building, Coventry University

Historically, debates about ‘mixed race’ families have centred on Black/White relations concerning issues of identity, belonging and racism affecting the partner and their children.  Though these issues have not gone away, we are also seeing an emergence of new configurations and challenges of family diversity involving inter-faith, inter-caste and inter-ethnic relationships.

This workshop seeks to provide a forum to debate and share experiences. Anyone interested from an academic, personal or professional perspective in these emerging forms of family and social diversity are welcome to participate. Find out more by downloading the flyer: 24 06 14mixed heritage seminar flyer