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27 February, 2017 - Bartlett Research Exchange: Health, Wellbeing and the Built Environment

Time: 16:00:00 - 19:00:00

The Bartlett Research Exchange is a fast-paced event where key research themes are explained from diverse disciplinary perspectives. This term's event, on health, wellbeing and the built environment, involves speakers come from across the Bartlett’s schools, with expertise in architectural design, social and spatial networks, architecture and building engineering, and urban computation and visualisation. Each presentation from a Bartlett speaker will be followed by a response from a scholar working in an allied field elsewhere at UCL. The event will close with a discussion with the audience on how to make future collaborations and synergies possible across the UCL health and wellbeing research domain. _________________________________________ BDes MSc PhD FRGS FRHistS Professor of Urban Form and Society Director, Space Syntax Laboratory Bartlett School of Architecture/ UCL

Location: Room 6.02, Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street , London, WC1H 0QB

Contact: Professor Laura Vaughan

Email: l.vaughan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 March, 2017 - Homeless & Inclusion Health 2017: Annual International Symposium - FREE Live Streamed Conference

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The UK Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health’s annual symposium on health, homelessness and multiple exclusion takes place in London on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March 2017. This exciting 2-day event will be streamed live at UCL, free of charge. We are hosting this event as part of a UCL Grand Challenges grant which aims to bring together UCL staff and students who work with marginalised and vulnerable groups. Find out more about this project and take part in our survey. This event will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from internationally reknowned speakers working in homeless and inclusion health and to network with others interested in inclusion health at UCL. It is open to anyone with an interest in this area and links to our Grand Challenges work that is aiming to develop Inclusion Health as a research theme at UCL.

Location: Room G01, The Farr Institute, UCL, 222 Euston Road , London, NW1 2DA

Contact: Serena Luchenski

Email: s.luchenski@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 March, 2017 - An evening with...Roy Richard Grinker

Time: 18:30:00 - 20:00:00

The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), together with the National Autistic Society (NAS), very much look forward to inviting you to an evening with Professor Roy Richard Grinker. Richard is a cultural anthropologist at the George Washington Institution, US, specialising in ethnicity, nationalism, and psychological anthropology, with topical expertise in autism, Korea, and sub-Saharan Africa. Richard will be speaking on 'The Changing Values of Autism: From Disease to Citizenship in Late Capitalism'. We very much look forward to welcoming Professor Grinker to UCL to hear him speak on such an interesting topic. We hope that you can join us. Liz Pellicano and the CRAE and NAS teams.

Location: B304 Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Melissa Bovis

Email: m.bovis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)2076795126

2 March, 2017 - UCL/Grand Challenge of Global Health Meeting on Global Mental Health

Time: 10:00:00 - 13:00:00

- Are you researching or teaching on global mental health at UCL or are you interested in working on these issues? - Would you like to find out what others at UCL are doing in global mental health? - Are you interested in developing new cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations in global mental health at UCL? The aim of the meeting is to explore the potential for a UCL Global Mental Health Working Group to share information about research and funding and to develop new collaborations and teaching modules. The meeting will include presentations on research and teaching in global mental health from across UCL including the Institute for Global Health, the Division of Psychiatry, the School of Pharmacy, the Institute for Women's Health, the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, Anthropology and the Institute for Child Health. *Please note this is an internal meeting for UCL staff and postgraduate students*

Location: Room C, The Wolfson Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AD

Contact: Rebecca Taylor

Email: r.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

2 March, 2017 - Unlocking the potential of Digital Health

Time: 15:30:00 - 19:00:00

Join us at the UCL Institute of Digital Health Industry Club brings together leaders from the digital health industry with leading UCL academics to: • Share insights on the challenges faced by healthcare and the opportunities for digital health solutions and transformations; • Provide thought leadership, new perspectives, networking, new opportunities, potential for recruitment; • Foster and develop collaborations between industry and UCL, including joint research projects, student placements and projects. This forum will share and discuss the insights and experiences gained from developing digital health systems or clinical interventions. Join us on 2nd March to learn from UCL researchers, guest speakers and fellow attendees. Speakers include: • Dr Kingshuk Pal, UCL eHealth Unit; • Mr Peter Hughes, Cerner; • Sheldon Steed, CEO Mumoactive.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, London,

Contact: UCL Institute of Digital Health

Email: digital.health@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 March, 2017 - A Career in Science: challenges and successes

Time: 16:30:00 - 18:00:00

As part the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health focus on International Women's Week, Professor Dame Kay Davies is providing an inspirational talk. There will be time for questions and a cheese and wine reception from 5.15-6.00pm.

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jane Cavanagh

Email: j.cavanagh@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 March, 2017 - Accelerating Access to Personalised Medicine

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:00:00

Join us for an exciting series of talks and discussions that will bring together clinicians and academics to explore the opportunities for precision medicine, the issues that inhibit these being realised and what we need to do to change this for the benefit of patients. This event is organised in partnership with the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI), NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain, and the Healthcare Values Partnership.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Wellcome Trust Building, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 March, 2017 - Courage and vulnerability at work

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:30:00

This inspiration talk by Honorary UCL Fellow Ruth Kennedy will be delivered as part of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health focus on International Women's Week. There will be a lunch reception following the talk.

Location: June Lloyd Seminar Room, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jane Cavanagh

Email: j.cavanagh@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2017 - For services to psycho-oncology, psycho-what?

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:30:00

This inspiration talk by Dame Lesley Fallowfield will be delivered as part of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health focus on International Women's Week. The talk will be followed by a lunch reception.

Location: June Lloyd Seminar Room, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jane Cavanagh

Email: j.cavanagh@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2017 - Rewired: the Brain, Art, and Innovation

Time: 19:00:00 - 21:00:00

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Movement for Hope and several departments at UCL Institute of Neurology are presenting their third Rewired public engagement event at the intersection of art and Science. This year is packed with novel research, innovative technology and brilliant Movement for Hope patient-advocates and artists. The event aims to raise public awareness of neurological conditions using cutting-edge arts, technology and neuroscience research. Some of the topics include Neuro-technology, Artificial Intelligence, Underwater Wheelchair Deep sea diving, live dance and documentary featuring Motor Neuron Disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, live music, information stalls and more. Proceeds go to charity to support people with brain and spinal cord illnesses.

Location: Ondaatje Theatre, Ondaatje Theatre, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Contact: Amber Michelle Hill

Email: amber.hill@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3448 4531

16 March, 2017 - The future of renewables in the UK in a post Brexit, post Trump & cost conscious world

Time: 18:00:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by UCL Institute of Education

The UCL Energy Institute & UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources would like to invite to their joint public lecture with guest speakers, The Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change and Michelle T Davies, Global Head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group, Eversheds.

Location: Jeffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 203 108 5935

22 March, 2017 - Global Health Film Screening: "Beyond the cloud" - the story of e-cigs

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:30:00

Are e-cigs a weapon against the public health scourge of tobacco or a ploy by tobacco companies to keep more of us hooked on their products? Find out more at the Grand Challenge of Global Health/Centre for Behaviour Change film screening of "Beyond the Cloud" a documentary on electronic cigarettes on Wednesday 22 March from 18.00-20.00. Journalist Ghyslain Armand and cameraman Sébastien Duijndam made “Beyond the cloud” to tell the story of e-cigs in both a scientific and political context. UCL Professor Robert West’s research covers tobacco addiction and smoking cessation including the role of e-cigs. Watch the documentary, hear from the filmmakers and Professor West, and ask questions about e-cigs, tobacco, public health and public policy. The source information for the image is: Image: “E-Cigarette/Electronic Cigarette/E-Cigs/E-Liquid/Vaping/Cloud Chasing” by Vaping 360 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Location: Room 106, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Rebecca Taylor

Email: r.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)207 7679 1420

22 March, 2017 - UCL cohorts, biobanks & big data event

Time: 13:15:00 - 17:30:00

The principle aim of the event is to bring together UCL researchers at all career levels who work on cohorts to help promote connection, collaboration and knowledge sharing, whilst providing a showcase for UCL's successful curation and interrogation of some of the UK's largest cohorts. The event will begin with an overview of innovations in cohort studies, exploring their past, present and future. This will be followed by a ‘Question Time’ session which will bring together representatives from cohorts, biobanks and big data. Finally, attendees will hear from some of the main funders of cohorts, biobanks and big data on the opportunities and challenges they face.

Location: UCL Main Quad Pavilion, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 March, 2017 - LSHTM/UCL World TB Day Symposium

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

On the 24th of March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. We take this opportunity each year to highlight contemporary research innovation and future challenges in a one day symposium co-organised by LSHTM and UCL. This year’s meeting will be a day full of talks, discussion and debate around key themes in our fight against TB, with contributions from leaders in the field and young investigators. Activities will cover laboratory, epidemiological and modelling research to end TB. Tickets are free of charge but please register for a place via the link below. Last year’s event was fully booked so early booking is highly recommended.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Caroline Batt

Email: tb@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7905 2702

24 March, 2017 - Tricks of the trade: ideas for generating interdisciplinary research

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

An Early Career Researcher Event from UCL's Collaborative Social Science Domain. The challenges facing researchers are increasingly interdisciplinary. In this talk, Alan Wilson will present a view of the foundations of research planning which will support originality and ambition within interdisciplinary frameworks. He will discuss both basic and applied research (‘real challenges’) and will introduce the idea of super concepts that cross disciplines. Above all, he will argue that ‘thinking outside the box’ can generate new ideas and open up new territories. Presented by Sir Alan Wilson, Chief Executive, The Alan Turing Institute. N.B. This free event is only open to UCL Early Career Researchers.

Location: The Alan Turing Institute, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8713

27 March, 2017 - BBSRC Showcase

Time: 09:30:00 - 11:30:00

We are delighted to welcome Professor Melanie Welham, BBSRC’s interim Chief Executive, to UCL on Monday 27 March 2017. The visit will showcase UCL’s world-class bioscience and biotechnology research, and forms part of UCL’s Strategic Partnership with BBSRC. Register now to attend the opening “BBSRC Showcase” session, which will be a great opportunity to hear from Professor Welham on the future of UK bioscience funding and engage in interactive discussion with BBSRC staff. There will also be some short talks from BBSRC-funded academics to demonstrate the breadth and quality of research at UCL. To register for the event, please click the following link: https://ucl-bbsrc-showcase.eventbrite.com

Location: Main Quad Pavilion , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 March, 2017 - Wellcome Trust population health funding event

Time: 14:30:00 - 17:30:00

Tickets for the Wellcome Trust population health funding event at UCL are now available. This event will highlight the funding opportunities available at Wellcome Trust for population health research. In addition to an update on the direction of travel for population health at Wellcome, and an overview of all their relevant schemes, we are including a couple of presentations from researchers with Wellcome Trust funding to outline their pathway to success (including failures), tips on the process, and lessons learnt. We will also be running a number of one-to-one sessions to give you the opportunity to discuss a specific potential application with Wellcome. There will be a limited number of 20 minute slots available, although if demand exceeds supply we will do our best to accommodate further requests.

Location: UCL Main Quad Pavilion, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 March, 2017 - Longitudinal Methodology Series seminar – Dr Vasiliki Bountziouka and Chris Belfield

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

The twelfth seminar in the CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series features talks from Vasiliki Bountziouka and Chris Belfield. Vasiliki is a Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Chris is a Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Vasiliki will present an investigation of the distribution of childhood visual function in the UK and associations with early life social position. Chris will discuss how his project has worked on deriving harmonised measures of income which are consistent both within and across CLOSER studies. The aim of the CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series is to highlight methodological innovations and expertise and in turn facilitate and encourage future collaborations and new research.

Location: G02, UCL Institute of Education, 55-59 Gordon Square, London , WC1H 0NU

Contact: Jon Tebbett

Email: j.tebbett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2017 - Harnessing electronic health records for research

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2017 sees the return of our unique programme of inter-related one- and two-day courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research, spanning a wide range of applications in basic and applied health research. These courses address the ‘why?’, the ‘what?’ and the ‘how?’ of EHR research and critically evaluate scientific opportunities and challenges, in what is being proposed as a new paradigm in medical research. Taught by internationally recognised faculty, they span data-intensive biomedical research across diverse forms of nationally available patient data from primary and secondary care. The courses are intended for people with from a wide range of backgrounds - including health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics, NHS IT, bioinformatics, genomics and computer science - and at different career stages, from those thinking of doing an MSc or PhD to established researchers.

Location: Farr Institute London, 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Paul Taylor

Email: p.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 May, 2017 - Urban Lab Films: Cities of Sleep

Time: 18:30:00 - 21:00:00

Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory

Urban Lab Films presents the UK premiere of award-winning 'Cities of Sleep' (2016), a documentary that takes us into the heady world of insurgent sleeper communities in Delhi, where securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a life threatening question. The film follows Shakeel, a young man who has spent seven years sleeping rough, as he deals with the “sleep mafia”—goons who capitalise on the scarcity of safe sleeping spaces in the absence of government safety nets. We also meet Ranjeet, who runs a “sleep-cinema” community where over 400 homeless come and sleep through the day for a nominal price. A post-screening panel will initiate a dialogue on sleep, health and homelessness in London – where over 8000 people sleep rough - and Delhi – which has over two million homeless. How can cities with shared histories, yet divergent trajectories of urbanisation act as compelling entry points for comparison and intervention?

Location: Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

Contact: Jordan Rowe

Email: urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 9402

5 June, 2017 - The immunology of TB

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Prof Ajit Lalvani (Imperial College London). Host: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi

Email: m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 June, 2017 - 2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:00:00

Now in its 8th year, the renowned UCL Neuroscience Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL. With over 800 UCL Neuroscientists expected to attend, delegates will have the chance to create new cross-disciplinary links and foster collaboration between basic and clinical researchers. We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Barbara Sahakian (University of Cambridge) will deliver the keynote lectures at the 2017 Symposium. There will be two large poster sessions which will feature over 120 research and lab posters, with a prize awarded for the best lab poster. To register for the event and find out more (including submitting a poster), please visit: https://2017-ucl-neuroscience-symposium.eventbrite.com

Location: Logan Hall , UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 September, 2017 - Research methods course: HIV, sexual health and infectious diseases

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The Department of Infection and Population Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from UCL. This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, researchers and anyone else with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential. The course fee is £400.00 (reduced to £300.00 for individuals from middle/low income countries and full-time students). Course fees include all tuition and materials, lunches and refreshments but please note accommodation is NOT included in the prices above. Booking will open soon. To register an interest, please email Lydia Clinton.

Location: Building to be confirmed, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2084