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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

The survey will take only around 15 minutes to complete.

If you would like more information about PRES please contact me by email ( or by telephone (01604 892812). You can download previous PRES final reports from:

PhD Transfer Seminar Invitation: ‘The politicisation of religion in Pakistan: a historical and comparative analysis of civil and military governments in Pakistan (1947-2007)’

All are invited to Rafi Sanghro’s research seminar on Friday 1st May, 12-2pm, in Cottesbroke C310, Park Campus. Rafi will present on ‘The politicisation of religion in Pakistan: a  historical and comparative analysis of civil and military governments in Pakistan (1947-2007)’.

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

Research participants wanted for PhD study

Posted on behalf of Charmaine Sonnex, Postgraduate Researcher, Division of psychology

I am looking for participants for my research investigating the effects of Pagan health and well being spells. For more details please open the recruitment advertisement Research Participants Advert non PP)


Call for papers: Approaches to inequalities: Perspectives from Higher Education

If you would like to submit a paper for the conference, follow this link Equality Conference Call

Video launch at International Symposium

Submitted by Dr Helen Owton

Brunel International Research Network for Athlete Welfare (BIRNAW)

6th November 2013, Brunel University, UK

Prior to the 8th Researching Youth Sport Annual Conference, the Brunel International Research Network for Athlete Welfare (BIRNAW) held an international symposium where many of the key international researchers (from Norway, Canada, Belgium, USA and Denmark) in this field attended, presented and shared their wisdom and expertise. Read the rest of this entry

Mapping the landscape of child health and wellbeing research and development

Submitted by Dr Sarah Neill

Mapping the landscape of child health and wellbeing research and development at the University of Northampton

If you are working in the field of child health and wellbeing research, development or knowledge transfer, you are invited to a meeting to map the landscape at the University of Northampton in this area.

Please click on this Doodle poll to enter your availability.

We will advertise the best date and time plus the location of the meeting in the week beginning 4th November.

For more information please contact Sarah Neill or Jane Callaghan.

Understanding Agency and Resistance: Children in situations of domestic abuse

UNARSDr Jane Callaghan writes:

The UNARS research team was at the University of Northampton this week. This 4 nation project, funded by the European Commission through it’s ‘Daphne’ funding stream, focuses on young people’s experiences of domestic abuse. This week, we began the analysis of our interviews with children, carers and professionals who work with domestic abuse. Our researchers from Italy, Spain and Greece explored the complexities of young people’s lived experience of domestic abuse, and the creative and resilient strategies they deploy to cope with these situations.

Find out more about the project here.

Conference – Dementia Scotland 2013: a national priority

Dementia Scotland 2013: a national priority
21 October 2013, Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh

• Following the publication of Scotland’s second Dementia Strategy on Monday 3rd June 2013, there has never been a time of more public and political interest in dementia
• As part of the strategy, an action plan will be put in place to ensure people with dementia are treated with dignity and respect during all hospital stays
• We must embrace the process of redesign and transformation of services to ensure that we deliver services effectively and efficiently
• How will policies around personalisation, integration and funding of care and support improve the lives of those living with dementia and their families? Read the rest of this entry

Conference report: CAMHS 2013

nick petford

The conference was opened by Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton

Submitted by Dr Jane Callaghan

The Conference ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health’ at the University of Northampton, 3-5 July was a great success.  Focusing on young people’s mental health at a time of austerity, the conference drew together participants from academic and practitioner backgrounds, from the HE, public and voluntary sector.  The conference offered a fantastic opportunity for multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral reflection on the challenges and opportunities that the current economic situation presents in working with children and young people on issues of mental health. We welcomed 134 delegates from around the UK, Pakistan, South Africa, Italy, Sweden and Israel. We and our guests delivered 65 papers and workshops, and 16 posters.

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